New to food plots

Discussion in 'Food Plots & Habitat Improvement' started by sletten25, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. sletten25

    sletten25 Newb

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    I have a new spot in the woods I would like to put a food plot in..not very wide or long probably 15yards wise and probably about 50yards long.was wondering when I should kill all the weeds off and till it up? Planning on using it the beginning of September/October..all help will be appreciated
     
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    You can do it anytime. Why not go ahead and do it this spring and plant something in it to let the deer know the plot is there? You could throw some clover in it or some buckwheat.
     
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    What should I use to kill all the weeds there?
     
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    Glyphosate mixed with 2-4D will take care of most of the weed problems you have.
     
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    How long should I wait to till it up then after I kill all the weeds?
     
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    A week or so, especially if the 2-4D is used.
     
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    If you can I would till it up now, throw out two bags of pelletized lime and give it a few weeks. Then if temps are hovering around 60 hit what ever grows with glyphosate. That'll clear out any new weeds that decide to germinate. Give it a week then take a rake and scratch up the soil and then scatter out some clover. Type of clover depends on sun light and soil pH.
     
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    I would kill it early may, then again around july 4th with glysophate. apply lime and 100 pounds of 19-19-19 and till around last week of July to first week of august. plant a mix of oats, winter rye, sweet blue lupine and winter wheat, you will have a highly sought after plot by deer in mid september
     

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