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Apr 1, 2017

Nick Percy is joining us once again, but this time with a different take on food plots. The last time that we spoke with Nick was in June 2016 found here: www.BigBuckRegistry.com/killerfoodplots ,  when our focus was on food plots for the fall. Now, as the snow melts away in the Northern Zone, we learn from Nick that there are several kinds of seeds that we can throw atop frost ridden soils and let mother nature take over by working the seeds into the soil naturally. There's a point to this.  As deer come out of their food scare winter habitats (especially in the northern United States), having a rich crop of green protein and nutrients will get the herd back into shape quickly as the rest of the world follows suit down in the weeks to come. But, there are soil considerations to consider too, like ph, soil temps, and minerals.  Nick takes us through his bag of tricks for early spring food plot preparation.

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HERE'S WHAT WE DISCUSS:

  • The Growing Zones of the United States
  • Frost, Up to 2 Feet Deep in Zone 1
  • Wasting Money, If Not Paying Attention
  • Testing Soil Temperature with Food Thermometer
  • The Importance of Frost Seeding
  • Using Mother Nature to Plant Seeds
  • When Farmers Plant Soy - Wait One More Week
  • The 60 Degree Soil Temp
  • Clover, Chicory, Cereal Grains, Brassicas
  • The Planting Charts Are Guides, No Rules
  • Soil Temp is KING
  • Zone 2, 3, 4 and Varying Timeframes
  • Astro-turf Perennials and 6 Varieties of Clover
  • Alfalfa, and Green Protein Protein Protein
  • Cross Planting Techniques, Germination Early Problems
  • Soil Samples Early, Why Plant Early?
  • Rebounding Deer Herds from Deep Winter
  • Zero Zone Canada and 2 Weeks of Summer
  • Soil Testing, Breaking Down Soil Reports and Samples
  • The Soil Sample Tool, Sample Down 3-4"
  • Multiple Food Plots and Separate Testing
  • The Results: Explaining the Test
  • Tons Per Acre - Lime Applications
  • The 7.0 ph State, with and without Equipment 
  • Safety and Lime, Burning Weeds
  • 10 Rapid Fire Questions

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