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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Food Plot Species Profile: Alyceclover

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Alyceclover is a warm-season annual legume that is primarily used in pastures as livestock forage or managed for hay production. Despite the name, alyceclover is not a true clover, as it does not bear a trifoliate leaf that is characteristic of true clovers. Alyceclover performs fairly well under a variety of soils and climatic conditions. …

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Food Plot Species Profile: Lablab

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Along with soybeans and cowpeas, lablab is one of the primary forage legumes planted for deer each spring and summer – and for good reason. Lablab (Lablab purpureus) is a warm-season annual legume that originated from Africa. It is widely adapted to a variety of soils and climatic conditions throughout the country. However, it does …

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VIDEO: When to Service Your Compact Tractor

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Before you fire up your compact tractor for a new food plot season, it might be a good idea to change your engine fluids and filters. Though most operator’s manuals recommend you change vital fluids every 100 hours, you’ll prevent trouble if you change them every year – even if you haven’t exceeded 100 hours …

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Food Plot Species Profile: Buckwheat

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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a warm-season annual forb that can provide several benefits to your whitetail food plot program. However, it is not a legume, as are some of the more commonly planted summer deer forages, such as soybeans, cowpeas, lablab, and alyceclover. Buckwheat reaches heights of 2 to 4 feet at maturity. The plant has …

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