Seeding into tall grass

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  1. entropyfx

    entropyfx Weekend Warrior

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    There is an area I have a hard time getting any equipment into that I would like to guerilla seed some deer attractant into. Any recommendations for something I could seed in without spraying or tilling? I have several other food plots, but this area is just great cover and will certainly bring some deer in the winter.

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    You could try to overseed the area with some clover. The challenge you are going to have is that the taller grass will stifle it out but you might get some growth.
     
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    If the grass dies out in the winter then plant a winter grain like wheat or rye. That way when the grass dies it will let sun get to the winter grain and get it growing.

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    Total waste of time n money
     
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    Spend the time and kill the grass with 41%... Then you can plant a variety of no till seed
     
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    Well if it's bedding type native warm season grass habitat, he's probably wanting to keep the cover and get some delectables growing in it. If so, this solution won't be as fast as an annual crop but may suit the need longer term. Look at promoting native food sources in it like forbes and woody stemmed forages they can pick around at while there. It can range from fruits, berries and nuts to species with desirable leaves. The woody type stuff you can probably get bundles of from a state nursery and direct plant at the proper recommendations for your area.
     
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    Kinda what I thought, was going someone had something they had tried that worked...

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    Corn.:evilgrin:
     

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