View Full Version : Good food plot for turkeys???
09-15-2002, 11:25 AM
What is your favorite thing to plant for a turkey food plot? More than one is ok. What is a good grain to plant besides corn? Mark
09-15-2002, 01:18 PM
Biologic clover and Imperial clover are doing well for me.
Wheat and rye are good grains.
09-20-2002, 06:16 PM
We plant Chufas every year. They are expensive, about $75 for a 10 lb bag around here but they tear them up! Also, our wildlife biologist told us that they love magnolia trees because of the seed pods they produce. Who knew? Good luck. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-wavin-yel.gif
09-20-2002, 10:32 PM
the only wild turkey i have killed was with my truck on the way to church about 3 miles from my house. as for planting a food plot, the guys never came aound my house again. lol
i have been reading a book on food plots this past week. clover is high on the list of plots that deer like. american jointvetch and crownvetch were high on the list. vetch seems to like a soil ph of 5.0 to 6.0. good if you are trying to plant in the woods because of the high soil ph. i have planted hariy vetch and it did very well but i never gave it a chance to come back the second year. the seeds were very cheep. i paid $1.50 for a bucket at the local feed store. the guy gave me a bucket full of weavle eaten peas. turns out it was hariy vetch. boo hoo.....
i dont think you would go wrong buying a clover mix for your area. if you buy clover seeds, try to add a little mix to the plot. plant three or so different type of clover. and by all means, DO A SOIL TEST DONT JUST GUESS!
clover seems to be the cat of food plot plantings. follow the sugestions on the soil test. lime is very important in the way clover fixes nitrigen. so you got to have the correct ph to do really well.
i hope i have helped not hendered you turkey plotting.
10-10-2002, 07:33 PM
CHUFAS here in NW Florida. They grow well in marginal soil & the turkeys love them. This year NWTF ran a special program & sold bags of Chufa Gold for half price. Best deal we've had!
10-12-2002, 04:24 AM
As a summer crop I plant milo and millet. Both are easy to grow and will produce a lot of food for the winter. In the fall I plant rye and wheat. Gives them green grass for the winter and I leave some of it through the summer for grain for the birds. I also have about 5 plots of clover that are maintained throughout the year.
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