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I've planted small, commerical seed foodplots for the past 2 years. Mostly barasscis and what not. The deer toyed with it, but never fell in love with it.

All the farms surrounding mine plant corn, and have alfalfa/clover hay fields. I've noticed that the deer in the fall, always stay in the corn til it comes off, then moves to green hay fields.

So my plan...I got planted trees that run long ways on my farm, and after I get the soil tested and spray the weeds, Im thinking about planting 2 strips of clover this spring about 10' wide by 75 yards long in between the seedling trees, about 500 yards away from a sancuary. Then around Mid August to Early Setember, take my drill and run a couple lines of soybeans over the clover planted in the spring.

Does this sound like a good idea? And what kind/type of clover should I look for? Should I mix the clover with something else like chicory and/or alfalfa?

Thanks. Im looking for any help, this has been driving me nuts all winter.
 

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I have a similar situation to yours in that my neighbors have all kind of food for the deer. The one thing that I have that they don't is cover and sanctuary. I would try to increase your cover and maybe put a small plot near it.
 

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Aug Sept is awful late if y9ou expect anything from those beans. You need some cover closer to your plots or replace your plots. Trees are good. Switchgrass and big bluestems are way better tho. Careful with the clover near the trees. It is often a real pain because the care you need to take with keepijng the drift off the trees.
 
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