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First food plot

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Hey Folks- I'm very new to the site as you can see by the # of postings and I am looking for some suggestions on planting foods plots for the upcoming season- I'll try to include as much info as I can.
We have 15 or so acres, all in grass that is mowed throughout the year. The land is bordered by a 40 acres bedding area that is off-limits to hunting on the west and a smaller thick bedding area on the east. We have the equipment to plow, disc and seed ( unfortunately we don't have a corn planter at this time ).
What I am looking for is to plant 3 or 4 acres with a combination that will keep the deer feeding on the property from spring through next winter. Unfortunately with all of the brands of seed blends on the market, it is hard for me to determine which may work best. The property is in Dauphin County. All suggestions on what to plant and when to plant it would be greatly appreciated. Sorry to ramble on- Thanks in advance- Shaef
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It may be your first food plot but you will actually need to plant several to accomplish your goal. You will want at least two acres in perennials with an emphasis on clover. You will need to plan for rotations to always have some in annuals like Dutch's suggestion for brassica.
Weston suggested weed control and successive planting of annuals can help you prepare your seed bed for perennials. I don't worry too much about weed control in annuals. I think you're probably looking at the fall of 2011 as your initial perennial planting.
I would start with round up application in early May. Depending on PH levels and overall soil conditions you will have more decisions to make. Can you do a spring and fall annual planting? If so, some in buckwheat is great. Mow and disk that in late July and plant brassica. Winter wheat or winter rye are great fall plantings too.
Think blends. Experiment. Stay away from corn, it's just not worth it.
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