It’s time to plant and manage summer food plots! Here is a quick guide to all the useful information available on the NDA website to help you decide what to plant, and how to plant it.
Editor’s Note: This page is updated regularly as new summer food plot content is added to the NDA website.
Let’s begin with profiles of several species you should consider for use in summer food plots. These profiles are shorter versions of profiles from the pages of Quality Whitetails magazine, the publication for NDA members.
Don’t forget that food plotters in the northern United States can grow some “cool-season” crops in summer with a spring planting. They include clover, chicory, oats and alfalfa. These species won’t survive hot summers of the Deep South when established in spring but will do just fine in the North.
Seed Blends and Planting Tips
Now let’s look at some blending and planting techniques you’ll find especially useful in spring and summer.
Winning the Weed War
More than any other season, summer food plots will face weed invasions. Here are some resources that will help in this battle.
Summer Food Plot Hunting Strategy
Many summer food plots can also be useful in predicting early-fall buck movements, giving you an advantage in early archery seasons. Here’s a look at GPS research into summer and early fall buck movement patterns.
Good luck with your summer food plots!