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Michigan Food Plot Specialists stands ready to work with you to create a viable topnotch food plot to attract whitetail deer to your property. We work to compliment the naturally occurring food sources, so whitetail deer will see it as another item on their menu. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs.

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Unbelievable job! My trail cam has had around 200 pictures per week since you have planted. I have two nice 8 points hanging out on the property. I can’t believe what a difference you have made. I will see you in the spring!!! - Rick M.

Michigan Food Plot Specialists hit a home run for me & my family. The results are unbelievable! I want to thank you for your professional advice, your hard work and the products you use. - Bill S.

Just wanted to let you know, I had friends out to my property. They said my food plots look like they were made for something that should be on TV. The amount of deer in my plots has been incredible. I have bucks everywhere!!! Thanks!!! - Brian W.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do I need a soil test?

Bottom line, it is the basis of which all quality food plots are established. It determines the pH content and to determine which nutrients are required to have optimal growth.

2. What does soil pH mean?

The term soil pH, is simply a method used to express how acidic or alkaline the soil is. The standard pH range is 0 to 14 and on which a value of 7 represents a neutral range. The value of 0 is extremely acidic and 14 being extremely alkaline.

3. So why do I want a soil pH kept typically between 6.0 pH and 7.0 Ph?

pH’s of 6.0 and 7.0 optimizes the availability of micronutrients in the soil.

4. How do I change Soil pH?

Through the use of lime. There are many different types of lime. Typically only two types are used on food plots. Dolomitic lime (Aglime) which is typically in pellet form and has an elevated Calcium content of 21 percent and a Magnesium content of around 12 percent. It’s fairly easy to put down by yourself but can be costly. The second form is called Calcitic or Beet lime. This form contains a Calcium content of around 30 percent and a Magnesium content of around only 4 percent. It is much less expensive, however more difficult for the weekend food plot manager to spread.

5. What is a Legume?

Legumes are plants that are able to produce nitrogen from the air. Examples include clover, alfalfa, soybeans, and peas.

6. What's the difference between perennial and annual plants?

Perennial plants come back year after year. Annual plants must be replanted yearly.

7. How deep should I plant my seed?

A general rule of thumb: the smaller the seed, the shallower it should be planted.

8. I hear people talking about Protein and Carbohydrates. What are they talking about?

Deer need high protein forage sources in the summer and early fall. Examples are Clover and Chicory. Deer need high carbohydrate sources starting in the early fall through winter. Example Corn.

9. Will my land have to be plowed?

If the land has never been worked there is a good chance it may need to be plowed/turned over. With that said, there are many variables that go into deciding to plow or not. The most important being the type of ground we are working.

10. Do I have to clear the fields or do you?

Michigan Food Plot Specialists will clear your fields for or you can elect to do this yourself

11. Can I save money if I help make the food plot?

Yes. Things like loading spreaders or shoveling lime and moving obstructing objects take time. All machinery operation will be done by a Michigan Food Plot Specialist employee. Michigan Food Plot Specialists work on an hourly rate. We work for you and will do as little or much as you like.

12. What should I plant?

This can vary. Do you want cold season or warm season food plots? What type of soil do you have? Location? Is it a hill side, hill top or flat land? Sun or Shade? This will be discussed at the time we evaluate your land

13. What happens if it doesn't rain?

We are at the mercy of Mother Nature! All farming, be it custom or commercial is dependent on the weather. Rain is a major contributor to the success of any crop. If we have a dry season with little rain you may have less than satisfactory results. Again, this is nothing that Michigan Food Plot Specialists can control. Bottom line here is, IF YOU PLANT CROPS THEY NEED WATER TO SURVIVE.

14. When should I start my food plots?

Ideally you want to start your food plot ground work as soon as possible. Working your ground, liming and initial spraying should be done in the fall for spring planting. Working the ground up the prior fall has definite advantages. That’s not to say it can’t be done in the spring for spring planting or summer/fall for fall planting.

15. Can I plant anything in the summer?

Weather is a key element for summer planting. It is a less than desirable time to plant. That’s not to say it can’t be done but end results will be varied as dictated by Mother Nature. However, summer is an ideal time to have your field prepared for fall planting.

16. I've tried to put in a food plot for two years now and I can't get it to grow. Why should I believe you can?

Trial and error! I have spent more than 15 years putting in food plots on my land and for others across the lower peninsula of Michigan traveling from Lansing to the bridge and Traverse City to Sandusky. I have been faced with many types of situations client properties as well as my own. The answer is found in the ground. This is where Michigan Food Plot Specialists can make a difference.


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