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  • Im trying to find a good food plot brand. Im up in the air about which one to choose. Any suggestions?

    Im trying to find a good food plot brand. Im up in the air about which one to choose. Any suggestions?

  • #2
    A soil test will determine what is your best choice for a food plot--depending on soil type -- some seeding choices can be eliminated.....most farm stores or garden centers can help....the idea is to plant what will produce the best crop given your soil type -- climate --drainage etc....talk to reps see what they suggest

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    • #3
      Decoy hunter has some excellent advice. Your best choice could depend on a lot of factors including where you are, what time of year you plan to plant for, etc.
      I am not a big fan of plot mixes because I've found that they are overpriced---you pay a lot for that picture of the big buck on the bag---and they tend to contain a lot of seed that grow to look good, but may not be particularly attractive to wildlife, such as rye grass seed.
      Clover that is suitable for your part of the country is always a great staple for a plot and you can mix in oats or wheat for small grains. Some brassicas such as turnips or rape do well after a frost has sweetened them up. Look at alfalfa or cowpeas for a summer plot. Your county extension agent will give you some good ideas. GET A SOIL TEST!
      Good luck with your planting---pray for rain.

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      • #4
        Soil tests and your climate should determine what you plant. In areas that recieves little rainfall Tecomate's blends have worked well for me. I didn't really care for the Biologic stuff. Seemed like it was made up of a lot of wasted vegitation. I don't think you can ever beat clover (red or white) and soybeans are unbelievable in the summer and early fall. But again, these are things that work well in MY area.

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        • #5
          I agree with everything these guys have said. One thing to look at though is on the back of the bag of seed, it will give you a list of whats in it if its a plant mix such as clover and forage rape and brassica. Some companies skimp on the plant that actually makes a difference. They will put rye grass in there and rye grass is everywhere. You want the majority of it to be chicory or brassica or forage oats or clovers. Some companies also put a small percentage of weed seed in it. This is to make you buy there weed be gone products. Just make sure you get a mix or even better a a bag of one type of seed and plant it HEAVILY! deer will be hammerin it. Good Luck!
          Foxhunter18

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          • #6
            Have you tried Sweet Spot from Sucra Seeds
            http://www.barnyardproducts.com/seeds/sucra

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            • #7
              What game are you trying to attract and where do you live, how big are you trying to make it. All factors regarding what to plant.

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              • #8
                Everyone hit the nail on the head. You need to choose what type of plot you want. Spring, summer a nutrition plot or something you plant for fall and winter to hunt over. Some oats and wheats wont withstand cold and freezing and are not as palatable to deer. Brassica's are said to contain toxins to deer, and are hard to digest. May be check into Buck Forage Oats heard its a good producing product. Whatever you choose, do a soil sample, fertilizer, and lime !!

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