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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Sunn Hemp for Deer

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Sunn Hemp Test Results for Summer Food PlotsSunn hemp is among the newer options for your summer food plots, and we tested it last summer at QDMA Headquarters. This short video shows you what we learned about the potential benefits and uses of sunn hemp for deer forage and cover. Posted by The Quality Deer …

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VIDEO: The Power of Grain Sorghum in Summer Food Plots

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Grain sorghum is not so well known as soybeans, cowpeas and labab when it comes to warm-season food plots. But sorghum can give your summer blends a real advantage. See how this crop can play a crucial role by visiting the test plots at QDMA Headquarters. Benefits of Grain Sorghum in Summer Food PlotsDo you include …

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Deer Prefer Awnless Wheat

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Winter wheat is an excellent cool-season forage for white-tailed deer. Healthy, green, growing wheat contains more than 20 percent crude protein, and with less than 25 percent acid detergent fiber it is highly digestible. Forage yield is commonly 4,000 to 6,000 lbs./acre from October through March, and wheat is a relatively high-preference forage of white-tailed deer. In …

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QDMA’s Guide to Summer Food Plots

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It’s time to plant and manage summer food plots! Here is a quick guide to all the useful information available on the QDMA website to help you decide what to plant, and how to plant it. Let’s begin with profiles of several species you should consider for use in summer food plots. These profiles are …

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