We started last year an intensive alteration program on a very large piece of land in the
Eastern Ontario region.
Many challenges would have to be faced.
One of them was to offer supplementary food for the deers that would use
the cedar grove for their winter quarters.
We had almost 9 acres
available to make one large field of brassica food plot that we wished to be at
it’s maximum height in December and January.
I was, however, very disappointed of the results obtained from the
Biologic brassica because it produced turnips in too many numbers and also too big. We therefore decided to sow the Whitetail
Institute blend (Winter-Greens) intended for winter weather and made up of
different types of brassica plants which, according to the company, were
selected to produce not many turnips but rather large quantities of forage. Already in July, despite the availability of
other food plots sowed with clover in the vicinity, we were surprised to see that some deers were
already getting a taste for our food plot.
At the end of November, the field was literally a mountain of food
awaiting the arrival of the migratory deers.
Have a good day. Louis