Fallow Discing for High Quality Deer Forage

 Fallow Discing for High Quality Deer Forage

Shallow soil disturbance on open sites to encourage the growth of herbaceous (weed) growth. This method is cost-efficient and particularly effective for the management of bobwhite quail and other ground nesting birds. The technique is applied through the use of a conventional farm disc disturbing the soil to a depth of 4-6 inches.

No reseeding occurs; rather the land is simply left to revegetate on its own using native seed stocks-much like plowing a field following the harvest. Seeded areas can also serve as a seed bank allowing native plants to distribute to other areas. Sunflower, ragweed, and croton are common forbs that respond to disking and are beneficial to wildlife.


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