What should we do to improve the quality of crops where we hunt?

By Grant Woods,

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( I am 15) My dad has this property in Piedmont region of Va. He has usually keeps up with the crops but work is getting in the way. I don’t know if he ever did soil test on it because the crop never do that well. I would like to ask you what would you do to orange dirt ? This year we have had a lot of rain and last year I think it was dry. ( we have a no till Seeder)
Thank you, Connor


I’m thankful your father is working to support your family!  

Tracy (my wife) and I used to live in the Piedmont of South Carolina.  That area has the same “orange” clay as where you live.  I was amazed at how good of crops it would grow if treated correctly.  An extremely important step is collecting a soil sample.  Check out the GrowingDeer episode at the following link to see how to collect samples correctly:  


Using the no-till drill will go a long ways toward conserving soil moisture and improving the soil quality!  Follow the steps we show to establish and maintain food plots and you’ll be amazed at the results!

Enjoy creation,


January 1, 2016