Free Seed for Wildlife Food Plots

29 May Free Seed for Wildlife Food Plots

Food Plot 3

Free Seed for Wildlife Food Plots  

Kosciusko County SWCD is providing FREE seed for food plots. This seed is provided to landowners who would like to plant the seed as a food source for wildlife during the fall and winter months, when most food supplies are limited. The district will have corn, soybean, sorghum, and sunflower seed again this year, as well as a variety of mixes.  Limits are placed on quantities to allow more landowners the opportunity to plant this food source. Seed can be picked up at the SWCD office at 217 E Bell Drive, Warsaw.

A food plot is an annual or perennial planting of grain, legumes and/or forbs planted in the spring and left standing through the winter for wildlife. Food plots offer wildlife a place to forage for food in late fall, winter and early spring. To be effective, a food plot should be at least 1,000 square ft, and no more than ¼ to ½ acre of food plot is usually needed for each 20 acres of land.  If the food plot is expected to provide winter cover, then plots of an acre or more are necessary.  Food plots are usually planted in long strips adjacent to good cover such as a brushy fencerow, field border, windbreak, woodland edge or wetland.  For additional information on food plot seed, call the SWCD office at 574-267-7445, x5377 or contact Andrea Baker, andrea.baker@in.nacdnet.net