How should we start a food plot program?

By Grant Woods,

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Hello Grant, my friend and I are looking into starting planting our own food plots, and we have no idea where to start. We have the land to do it, and we were just wondering where you could recommend where we should start?



Food plots can be a great management and hunting tool!

Remember that malnourished crops don’t taste good. So the best first step is to collect a soil sample and have it analyzed to see what nutrients should be added to grow the specific crop you wish to plant.  For example, corn requires way more nitrogen than soybeans.  Without the benefit of a soil sample, it’s likely the food plot crops won’t produce very well or attract many deer.

There are many GrowingDeer episodes about establishing and maintaining food plot crops!

Enjoy creation,


January 21, 2016