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#3148147 - 02/01/13 11:15 AM Re: Ridge top food plot [Re: Wes Parrish]
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I'd be glad to show up my place, most of the
food plots are on ridge tops that were mature
hardwoods at one time.
just let me know
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#3148170 - 02/01/13 11:29 AM Re: Ridge top food plot [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: BSK
However, I do add arrowleaf clover to my fall mix. Arrowleaf clover is a large "bush-like" clover (can grow 3-4 feet tall) that grows into early July. That leaves just mid-July to replanting in late August or early September with nothing productive in the plots.

Am curious as to why you don't add chicory for similar reasoning?
I put a little chicory in all my mixes mainly because of its drought tolerance compared to most clovers.


Because it is a perennial, that if not heavily eaten by the deer, can actually be darn hard to get rid of.
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#3148176 - 02/01/13 11:33 AM Re: Ridge top food plot [Re: BSK]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
. . . . . if not heavily eaten by the deer, can actually be darn hard to get rid of.

I was kinda looking at that as a "plus"! \:D

One of the "lowest holes" in my forage bucket is in that late summer period when most plants are dead.
Any chicory that survives from one year to the next is welcome anytime on my place. \:\)

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#3148179 - 02/01/13 11:34 AM Re: Ridge top food plot [Re: BSK]
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I have heard good things about arrowleaf clover but have not been able to find less than 50# bags. Does anyone know where to buy smaller amounts? The Williamson County Co-op will sell red/crimson clover by the pound but not Arrowleaf.
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#3148185 - 02/01/13 11:39 AM Re: Ridge top food plot [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: BSK
. . . . . if not heavily eaten by the deer, can actually be darn hard to get rid of.

I was kinda looking at that as a "plus"! \:D

One of the "lowest holes" in my forage bucket is in that late summer period when most plants are dead.
Any chicory that survives from one year to the next is welcome anytime on my place. \:\)


But if the deer aren't eating it, is it of any value?
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#3148193 - 02/01/13 11:44 AM Re: Ridge top food plot [Re: BSK]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
But if the deer aren't eating it, is it of any value?

Excellent point.
No, if the deer weren't eating it, it would be of little value.
Just been my experience that they do, although I'd like to have the problem of so much other quality forage during the summer that my deer found chicory unattractive. I don't have any large soybean fields near me.

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#3148240 - 02/01/13 12:43 PM Re: Ridge top food plot [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: BSK
But if the deer aren't eating it, is it of any value?

Excellent point.
No, if the deer weren't eating it, it would be of little value.
Just been my experience that they do, although I'd like to have the problem of so much other quality forage during the summer that my deer found chicory unattractive. I don't have any large soybean fields near me.


The deer in my area find the pokeweed and other natural foods more attractive during August. They will eat some chikory, but not enough to keep planting it (and fighting with it).
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