5 Herbicides Every Deer Steward Should Know

Let’s face it, food plots are a lot of work. They can also be costly when you consider the seed, lime, fertilizer, as well as the fuel needed to keep the tractor or ATV running. The last thing you want is to invest your valuable time and hard-earned money on a food plot only to …

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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?

Twitter: @BrianLGrossman Instagram: @BrianLGrossman 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 …

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VIDEO: For Better Food Plots, Adjust Your Disk Angles

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

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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