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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Overseeding food plot ideas?

There's a stretch of pipeline through one of my properties that's a prime spot for a food plot. However it is maintained throughout the summer by a landscaping company that cuts it a couple times a month, and as a result it's not a till and seed type location. It's currently mainly grass with a few other type of vegetation mixed in. Im not looking to drastically change it, instead some ideas on what I could do to bring deer to it.
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clover will draw deer and turkeys. Needs to be cut for fresh sprouts deer like. You could frost seed it this year

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Over seed it in late March and after the seed starts to grow, spray it with grass killer to kill the grasses, then fertilize if it needs it.

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White Dutch Clover would be my suggestion. It is the small clover you see in yards all the time. It can take and likes to be mowed every couple of weeks. Towards the end of Feb beginning of March is a good time to frost seed clover.

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Thanks for the replies. Will clover hold them onto the plot into hunting season?
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Yes it will hold them into hunting season especially during bow season. WHen the acorns are on though they will hit them first and then usually not get to the food plot until after dark from my experience.

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Ladino or white clover.

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Lime it heavy. It will make what is there more palatable/desirable to the deer. You can over seed it with some cheap clover but unless you control the grass you will only get limit clover growth.
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What do you use to kill the grass and leave the clover?

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grass-selective herbicides for food plots

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