Food Plots

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by kc704, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. kc704

    kc704 Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    We had a problem last week with some arsonists setting fire to our property, mainly in our woods where a few of my stands are located. I was finally able to make it down there last night and it pretty much burnt up all of the ground cover in the trees. My stands are in good shape and had no damage except one of my box stands that had significant charring on one leg, but it is still structurally sound. I have wanted to burn this area for a while because of all the undergrowth and they just helped me out I guess. My question is should I take a soil sample and send it in for testing from the location I want the food plot in the woods and who should I send it to and how long does it take. I am figuring I will just plant some ladino clover and maybe mix in some other things. Any suggestions?? I know I will probably need to mix in some lime first and want to make sure I do it right the first time. The soil is pretty sandy and now burnt so there isn't any other vegetation left where I am planning on putting the plot. Comments, concerns??
  2. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I took my soil sample to a farm fertilizer company and it took about a week. I think most farm co-ops can do it also.
    They have a tool and want 8 or 10 samples from around the area you want to plant.

  3. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    any co-op should do the testing for you. You can also send samples to some of the food plot companies for testing but I've never done that so don't have a clue what the turn around is.
  4. kc704

    kc704 Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    I am getting the tool from my co-op, but I doubt they are smart enough to be able to test it too.

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Most of the time if its in the woods, you will need lime.
    I got my results in 2 weeks from the coop. The longer you wait the closer it gets to rush time, fertilizer, liming, etc. at the coop.
  6. kc704

    kc704 Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    I am planning on taking the samples this weekend.
  7. MUHunter

    MUHunter New Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    NE MO