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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Habitat plantings on game lands question?

This year on parts of State Game Land 223 in Greene County I noticed areas that had been planted in the past for pheasants were not planted this year.

Is the PGC having to cut back food plots and wildlife plantings?
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Re: Habitat plantings on game lands question?

Maybe they are planting warm season grasses.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2013, 12:38 AM
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Re: Habitat plantings on game lands question?

no they are leased for farming.
so crop rotation is the biggest reason

the PGC tells the leasee what areas they can plant and what 20% is off limits.they also must leave a percentage of crop in the field after harvest
the PGC propagates the left over areas with a habitat plot (switchgrass)
these areas stay out of the crop rotation for awhile until the health of the plot degrades
they do however mow them to fight off invasives and tree growth
other areas will get a food plot(sorghum/clover)
these areas are mixed in amongst the farmers crop rotations

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Re: Habitat plantings on game lands question?

ask the lmo

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Re: Habitat plantings on game lands question?

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Originally Posted by twistedoak
no they are leased for farming.
so crop rotation is the biggest reason

the PGC tells the leasee what areas they can plant and what 20% is off limits.they also must leave a percentage of crop in the field after harvest
the PGC propagates the left over areas with a habitat plot (switchgrass)
these areas stay out of the crop rotation for awhile until the health of the plot degrades
they do however mow them to fight off invasives and tree growth
other areas will get a food plot(sorghum/clover)
these areas are mixed in amongst the farmers crop rotations
Thanks

Even the switchgrass plots were mowed down
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