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annual or perennial

Postby The Rookie » Wed May 07, 2008 6:31 am

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RE: annual or perennial

Postby hard county » Wed May 07, 2008 1:16 pm

If I could have only one plot in my area I would have to go wtih chicory, its palatable, produces great tonnage, and is very nutritious. Add to that it tolerates drought better clover which will not grow on my place and it could be the perfect foodplot food.
Note: I have planted 35 different types of plants and it is important to have a large variety of these to provide good year round nutrition and attraction.

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RE: annual or perennial

Postby EatDeer » Thu May 08, 2008 5:31 am

I use both clover and chicory. I also plant half my plots in annuals. You can't leave out timber stand improvements either.

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RE: annual or perennial

Postby The Rookie » Thu May 08, 2008 6:38 am

 
[font=arial]What is timber stand improvements? [/font][/align]

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RE: annual or perennial

Postby EatDeer » Fri May 09, 2008 5:48 am

TSI is when you cut/hinge cut undiserable trees to provide the deer with winter browse and cover. You open the canopy to get more sunlite to oaks,hickory,persimon, and other trees that benefit deer more. 

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RE: annual or perennial

Postby GTOHunter » Sun May 11, 2008 2:48 pm

I like a mixture of both annual and perrenial plants,the wheat,foraging oats,soybeans and corn are great for drawing Deer and Turkey in and the clover,alfalfa,chicory and brassicas are great plants that wil last for several seasons or even years if taken care of. 

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RE: annual or perennial

Postby chris » Sun May 11, 2008 5:19 pm

i plant soybeans,corn,sugar beets, turnips chicory,plotspike oats,sunflowers winter wheat and winter rye in my plots.I stay away from the clovers and alfalfa because the deer eat it to fast it never gets to grow out and for the price of seed and fertilizer the oats are cheaper and have a better deer drawing effect.


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RE: annual or perennial

Postby mhouck06 » Tue May 13, 2008 9:03 am

we are going with perenials this year, seems like the more cost effective way to go

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RE: annual or perennial

Postby danesdad » Tue May 13, 2008 6:14 pm

Variety is probably the way to go.  Little of both.

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RE: annual or perennial

Postby dtrain56 » Wed May 14, 2008 4:43 am

I have planted just about every kind of food plot, clover is the most perferred food of doe..no doubt... this should be the staple then plant annuals to draw bucks during bow season, suger beets...friut trees...anything that turns sweet...

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