When should the Broadside Blend be broadcast in northern states?
Filed under: Ask Grant, Food Plots, Herbicide
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It sounds as if you have a great food plot established! I’m glad you are preparing to overseed the Eagle Seed forage soybeans with Broadside. That’s a great technique to keep attracting deer as the seasons change.
The Broadside or most forage crops will do better with less competition. If the weeds are turning yellow they will likely be gone before the Broadside germinates. If not, it might be best to treat the weeds again before planting the Broadside.
Can you see some of the soil while walking through the plot or have the forage soybeans made a complete canopy? If there is a complete canopy there won’t be much sunshine reaching the soil and allowing the Broadside to germinate and grow rapidly. If this is the case I suggest splitting the plot in 1/2 and allowing deer to browse half the beans while protecting the other 1/2. Plant the Broadside in the 1/2 where the deer browse the beans and open up the canopy so at least 50% of the soil is receiving sunshine.
Either way, I suggest planting the Broadside while there is adequate soil moisture. This will result in a much higher rate of germination and more tonnage produced before the first killing frost.