Michigan-Sportsman.com banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,226 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Have any of you guys read this article on this web site? It talks about planting a food plot that will provide deer with forage throughout the four seasons. Have you guys had success with this?
The mix in the article is rye/oats/clover

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
828 Posts
Rye, oats and clover planted together in the fall would provide a food plot for one year. To continue the four season trick it would need to be redone each fall (august). The oats in the mix would attract and hold animals through the fall and give the clover a good nurse crop. But they will die in winter and give no value past November. Rye will continue to stay green and grow through the winter and green up early in the spring. But, it too will be short lived and be worthless by mid june. Rye and oats are both annuals and wont be back without help. Ryes nutritional value is minimal. Clover will start and get going well the first fall then really take off in the spring, but nutritionally in the winter is not that great as most of the nutrients have left the emergent plant and are in the root system. This should explain why these three plants together will make a year round plot for one year.

I like wheat over any of the others, planted in the fall it will give the best nutrition of any fall annual. A seperate field of clover would give you 4 seasons.

But a magic bullet seed combo for four seasons is hard to find. Unless you can plant enough soy beans to carry over (like 50 acres).

This is why most food plotters will plant multiple fields with different seed to achieve this year round goal we should all be striving for.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top