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.