Integrating Livestock – But We Only Have Deer

Integrating Livestock – But we only have Deer One of the 6th principles of soil health revolves around integrating livestock. I’d argue this gets most often overlooked as most don’t have livestock to graze. What if we do have whitetails – can we make this work? Often it comes down to grazing pressure. Various studies…

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Soil Structure?

Soil Health Friday One of the keys to understanding soils and nutrient cycling is understanding what gives structure to the soil. Often, we see CEC referenced on our soil sample results but the grower might be unsure of how to apply that information. We also might hear the words aggregates, base saturation, sandy, tight, clay,…

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Tilling – Does it have it’s place?

Soil Health Friday Over the years “soil health” has been thrown around and can be undeniably polarizing. There is a massive movement from the garden to agriculture space that often divides those who are no-till vs. those who till. In the food plot space, it may be even more polarizing as many squeeze their finances…

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Is Nutrient Density Impacting the Whitetail’s Plant Selection?

Soil Health Friday It is not uncommon for habitat managers to list their favorite food plot species, only to have the next manager say, “my deer won’t eat that!” – this can make for some interesting debates around the campfire! After years of wondering “why?” I have finally come to a hypothesis, and that is……it…

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5 Things to Consider – Food Plot Soil Building

The soil health world is filled with everything from “do-all seed mixes” to fancy “biological sprays”. This can make it difficult to identify where to start – especially for a new food plotter or gardener. Combine this with the vernacular used by those trying to sell the products, and we really can put a person…

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CORN IS KING

By:  Jim Voigt New York I have heard and I’m sure you have heard the phrase before many times.  “Corn is king!”  My good friend and hunting partner Taylor Stratton uses this phrase every year, usually during a cold snap in December when he’s headed to his favorite blind overlooking a standing corn plot. Do…

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How to Plant Native Prairie, Wildflowers & CRP

By Jesse Knox   Native prairie is not hard to establish. If the landowner follows the correct steps, the natives will come. The Key 3 Rules in establishing native prairie are: Patience in the 1st year Patience in the 2nd year Patience in the 3rd year It is always good practice to have diversity in…

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Timber Harvest Checklist – Things You Need To Consider

by: Greg Berndtson of Berndtson Timber Management Getting Started & Where it Can Go Wrong Problems: After a harvest, landowners finds themselves either upset by what they were paid, orunhappy with how their property was treated. “They made a huge mess and I’m stuckwith it.” Low Pricing: Was it really a low price? Most times…

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Simple Spray & Pray Food Plots

Food plotting for the first time can be intimidating. I always thought I needed all this large and costlyequipment to plant a food plot. My Grandpa, my Dad nor I, have ever owned a John Deere tractor, anice rototiller to turn the ground up, or a large drop spreader to spread fertilizer and lime. The…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Habitat Managers

Christmas is right around the corner, followed by Habitat Season! Check out these gift ideas below for you or someone you know. Below, you will find a link to our Amazon Store, and a ton of other items we recommend for our Habitat Manager way of life. https://www.amazon.com/shop/habitatpodcast?listId=1MZRM6A7ZWP8V&fbclid=IwAR361o5jjLg9Ek8f_FsxhPpMV89bcL9cR-qMjSexzCSy4u-XrAk5nGw0eQs With fertilizer prices on the rise, the…

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