from my years of farming experience mix them, ladino, red, white, rutgers red, there are so many kinds i could fill the page mix up 2 or 3 they cycle at slightly different times and gives them a selection
I've had good experience w/ Ladino clover, and it's pretty cheap too. In my opinion as an experimental food plotter(I've planted alot of different plots) the brands from the feed store are eaten up just like the expensive brands like Imperial etc.
Fall is a good time to plant too, because if it is a small plot, it won't get eaten up before hunting season.
I like the idea from the previous poster too, just make sure Ladino is in the mix, it is a nice fat clover that deer seem to love. Mow it high right before bow season and the smell will draw deer in from all around. Good Luck!
The quote? James Coburn in The Magnificent 7..awesome movie
Take a look at Imperial Whitetail Clover at www.whitetailinstitute.com. Yes, I work for the company. It has two perennial clovers in that are white clovers. They are different from any other clover on earth. They were bred specifically for use in whitetail food plots. It's the number one food-plot planting in the world, and the standard for the industry.
"There are things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'"
If the clover works - it will be chewed to the ground.
We did tests with our own money - not the white tail institute and we found that deer will step right over cheap clover to get to the white tail clover and will jump fences to get to the white tail clover.
You can plant a plot- put a piece of chicken wire around a piece of land about the size of a 55 gallon drum and the clover inside of the drum will be 2 feet or more tall - while the clover on the ground will be almost down to the dirt. That told us - that the deer are visiting the field with the clover often and if you can attract the does - the bucks will follow.
We have tried a variety of clovers and the deer we have seem to go for a clover called lotus or something like that . We did try whitetail clover in one field but it wasn't all that special if I remember right . I'm not saying they don;t feed on it just not as much as the lotus we have . There were eighteen deer feeding in this one hay field tonight before dark . we got some early rain this year and they are starting to grow which will be great later when season starts
I believe that the thing to remember is that what works in one area doesn't always work in another.
Different plants requires different soils and different preparations.
What works in the north, doesn't always work in the south and vs verse. The same with east and west.
Soil east of the Mississippi by nature is acidic and requires lime to treat the soil to make growing conditions better. I believe that it has something to do with the trees growing in the area as much as anything else.
Soil west of the Mississippi by nature is alkaline, to treat it, I have been told, you have to use some type of sulfur.
If a person goes out and buys a particular seed or plant to make their food plot better, without doing any research and having their soil tested, most times they will be real disappointed in the results.
It reminds me of the time that my dad bought a bag of No Plow and thought that he was going to reinvent the wheel. He took it out to the back field, which was overgrown with weeds and spread the stuff around, with no fertilizer or lime and no water and then wondered why it didn't grow. I guess it is pretty hard to get something to grow in a clay based soil that has no water present.
Another thing to remember is - Deer do not live by food alone. I have seen people who had a perfect bedding area. Took a bulldozer and removed the bedding area and planted whitetail clover and then wondered why they were not seeing deer anymore.
The deer not only needs a place to eat, but a place to sleep. Remove the bedding area, and some bigger deer might be hesitant in going into a open area to get a bite to eat. Probably most of the dumber deer dies of lead poisoning anyways.
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