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#495818 - 11/16/07 06:39 AM Re: Turnips / Brasicas ? [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: BamaBoy N Sumner CO
The second part of you post is kinda funny, in BAMA we have approx 15 different food plots and most have different soils types (some have clay, others have soil and some have that glorious black dirt) the deer treat each one different even though we plant them all in the same thing. on the Sandy soils they tend to eat the clover first but on the dirt ones they always hit the RAPE first, yet on the clay i see no preference they just browse all through it..


VERY common observation BamaBoy. Why deer eat a particular plant at one time but not another isn't really known. Is it taste? Is it smell? And the relationship between soil type and plant food choice is also a mystery. Deer generally LOVE Austrian Winter Peas when they are grown in clay-loam soils, but often won't touch them when grown in sandier soils. No one knows why...
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#496084 - 11/16/07 10:11 AM Re: Turnips / Brasicas ? [Re: BSK]
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it is an odd topic i have been trying to look at for a long time. IMO it is that different soil types tend to have different nutrience levels to which will cause the plant to have a different taste. In my region of alabama (macon county) maybe the nutrience in the sandy soils give the clover a better taste as in turn the dirt soils give the rape a better taste. I dont have anything to back it up but that just seems logical to me.

In the past i have had soil samples done on all three types we have and each is higher in one type of mineral then the other as well as each one is diffecient in one mineral different then the other.

I guess the next time i go down i will just have to taste them myself and let you know LOL
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