Hey Goose...This was my first year planting food plots, and I've been hunting for 19 years! Anyways, I live in the west central part of the state just on the other side of the border from the Twin Cities. My parents own about 150 acres of farm land that I hunt...About half of that is woods/half is tillable. This year I planted two different plots in Whitetail Institute's Alpha Rack Plus, and two plots in Biologic Maximum. I also planted one plot in Biologic Biomaxx. The Maximum is mainly for the late season through the winter for the deer. The plant seems to sweeten up a a bit after the first frost and I guess the deer love it! The Biomaxx is a soybean/corn mix. Anyways, I had success with both of them, but in different areas. I'm batting about 2-5. One Alpha Rack produced and one Maximum produced. My Biomaxx didn't produce as well as I would have hoped. I'll tell you why this happened...I didn't use any fertilizers or apply any weed killer to any of the plots, which I should have. Since I was in a hurry to get my plots in I didn't lime the soil like I should have either. So, that being said, some lime is being put down this fall once my father's soybeans are picked, and then I'm going to frost seed my Alpha Rack Plus in the spring with some Whitetail Institute Extreme. Next year I will for sure be fertilizing and spreading weed killer as well! The Biomax and Maximum are annuals, so not sure if I'm going to plant them again or go with something else.
How bout you, have you done much planting with food plots? I'm basically just a rookie and would love any advice from you or anyone. Thanks!