Is clover a good option for a summer food plot crop in Louisiana?

By Grant Woods,

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Hey grant I was wondering you opinion on planting clover and chicory as a spring and summer foot plot to hold and attract deer and would it be good to hunt over during the fall. I live in north west Louisiana. Thanks


It’s usually too warm in Louisiana for clover to grow well during the summer.  In addition, I’m not aware of any good herbicide that will keep weeds out of clover and not harm the chicory.  

Soybeans do much better in areas with high heat and are more drought tolerant than clover. In addition, they are much easier to manage! Many of my clients in Louisiana plant soybeans during the spring and overseed them with a forage wheat or the Broadside blend during the fall.

Enjoy creation,


December 30, 2015