Food plots can benefit many types of wildlife. They can serve as supplemental or emergency food supplies during extreme cold or snow in winter months, or may help wildlife get ready for winter. They can also assure that wildlife species have adequate food supplies in the spring and summer months for reproduction and raising their young of the year. You can attract the wildlife you want to see on your land by choosing the food cover they favor as their habitat.
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Food plots work well in or near protected grassland or woodland areas that offer good shelter and water but are lacking an adequate supply of food. In particular, food plots may be beneficial on large blocks of CRP land and other lands under conservation easements. Note, food plots are not allowed on some CRP land. Check with your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to see if your CRP land is eligible for food plots. (or lean on your Martin Seed representative for some assistance)
It is important to ensure there is adequate food for wildlife throughout the year. Well-designed food plots can provide year-round, high-quality wildlife foods by including a variety of plant species. For instance green growing plants are the choice for many wildlife species in the spring. But their preference changes to fruits and seeds in the fall and winter so utilizing multiple food plots with a variety of plant mixtures is recommended.
The location and spacing are critical elements of food plots and should be carefully thought out. Food plots should be located on the least erosive areas of each field. Contour planting and minimal tillage prior to seeding are both methods recommended to address erosion concerns.