American Jointvetch

American Jointvetch
American jointvetch (Aeschynomene americana), or aeschynomene as some refer to it, is a warm-season annual legume that is used in pastures as livestock forage, for hay production, or as green manure. It is also an excellent summer forage for whitetails and can provide great brood-rearing habitat for wild turkeys and bobwhites. American jointvetch (I’ll refer …

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What Should I Plant in My Food Plot?

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One of the most common questions we get on social media and through our Ask QDMA webpage goes something like this: “I have X acres where I hunt to plant a food plot. What should I plant?” And while I wish there was one “magic bullet” food plot mix we could share that would provide deer …

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VIDEO: For Better Food Plots, Adjust Your Disk Angles

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Adjusting the cutting angle of the disks in your food plot implements can have a big impact on the results you get. Disks that are angled sharply against the direction you are pulling them will dig and cut more aggressively, while disks with a smaller angle will lightly chop or smooth the soil. Which is …

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Austrian Winter Peas

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Austrian winter pea (Pisum sativum) is a cool-season annual legume that has long been considered a high-preference forage for whitetails. Due to its nitrogen-fixing ability, winter pea has numerous agricultural uses, and it is very easy to establish in fall food plots. Widely Adapted Deer Forage Winter pea is considered a cool-season annual legume, although …

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Radishes for Deer

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Radishes (Raphanus sativus) are somewhat of a newcomer to the food plot menu for whitetails. Native to Asia, radishes are produced for a variety of uses but are primarily grown for food. In the United States, forage radishes typically aren’t grown for food but instead as a winter cover crop that can bust through hard …

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