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#3178992 - 02/28/13 09:04 AM Re: Frost seeding [Re: AT Hiker]
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 Originally Posted By: AT Hiker
 Originally Posted By: Mr. Hawk
I have some land that I had cleared by a dozer this week and want to plant some plots. What is recommended to plant right now? Just clover?


Alfalfa, chickory, and clovers are all pretty much ready to plant this time of year (with a early March planting date).

If it is bare ground you could even plant oats as a quick germinating grain, do not plant wheat.

These is specific to livestock management, but all of the above are great for wildlife too. Fescue, orchard grass, etc is great to plant early Spring too, but as you know are not wildlife friendly plants.

Here are some good sources, although these are research based guides it is still important to understand your needs will likely be different and your ground will truly be individual. Basically it is OK to "experiment" within logic. For example, we cattle farm but love to hunt...so we have found a middle ground that works for us. We establish heavy red/white clovers in our hay fields, in return we use less N, have better quality hay, and the wildlife are attracted to our "cattle" hay fields (specifically deer/turkey).
http://forages.tennessee.edu/Page%204-%20Planting/pb378.pdf
https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/documents/PB1769.pdf
I wouldn plant any type of true grasses,deer wont eat them,unless they are starving,and,you'll just have to kill em later.And it wont be easy killing them.
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#3180521 - 03/01/13 04:45 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: Football Hunter]
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Got it done this morning. Hoping this light snow we might get will work it in the ground.
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