Deer ate all the corn... what to plant now?

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  1. Tymidge

    Tymidge Weekend Warrior

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    So I have a farm that I have planted 3 separate food plots with corn. The deer have completely taken it down to the ground. I know that we have a dense deer population and need to trim it down. I am a little shocked as they have a fair share of good beans around this property to eat off but they chose the 1 acre plots of corn instead.

    I am looking for some advice on what we could over seed these with that would give us good tonnage for fall food plots and still give me good forage for the deer?

    Any thoughts would be great.

    Ty
     
  2. Luke79

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    I’m betting that you have a coon problem. Deer generally leave the stalks standing when they eat. I would plant a brassica mix and maybe some cereal grains like winter wheat or rye. What part of the state are you from?
     
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    A corn plot less that 2 acres is a waste of time up here.

    Not to late for some brassicas or cerial grains
     
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    Clover.
     
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    Heat of summer is a horrible time to plant clover!
     
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    Plant buckwheat and overseed with clover and chicory. The buckwheat will get up fast, shade the ground and help lock in a little moisture. I have had decent luck with planting clover in August in Oklahoma with this method.
     
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