Common Cool Season Deer Food Plot Plants Selection Tool

We have built this tool to help you select from some of the most commonly used "cool season" food plot plants.

LIST OF COOL SEASON PLANTS USED IN THIS TOOL

Annual Legumes:
Subterranean Clover
Hairy vetch
Crimson Clover
Arrowleaf Clover
Berseem Clover
Australian Winter Peas

Perennial Legumes:
Alsike Clover
White dutch Clover
Ladino White Clover
Birdsfoot trefoil
Alfalfa

Biennial Legumes:
Sweet Clover
Red Clover

Brassicas:
Rape
Turnip
Kale

Grass:
Annual Ryegrass

Small Grains:
Wheat
Rye
Oats

Please note the following BEFORE selecting:

1. This is a COOL SEASON Plant Tool which includes the above listed plants. We will be developing a summer season tool.

2.  We consider “TILL” to be seeds that need to be planted between 1-3 inches deep. Of the cool season planted crops only the Australian Winter Pea is considered to be a TILL choice for the purposes of this tool. The others are seeded less than 1 inch deep.

That is not to say you can't "till" clover seeds, or drill them in. Most of these are commonly seeded and drag or rolled in because they don't need to be set too deep in the soil. So Please Select No/Low Till for plants in list other than AWP.

In STEP 1: you select between low till/no till or till

In STEP 2: you choose between different pH levels in your soil

In STEP 3: you choose between well drained and moist soils

In STEP 4: you choose between annuals and perennials

Based on your selections, the tool progressively narrows your selection down to include all the traits you have selected.

We sure how you find this tool helpful in your food plot plant selection. As always comments are welcome.

 

Select Tillage