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how much corn for pressure
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jboutdoorguy 10-Nov-20
OneBooner 10-Nov-20
jboutdoorguy 10-Nov-20
From: jboutdoorguy
10-Nov-20
I have been putting in about 1.5 - 2 acres of food plots for about 5 years now. The area I plant has a fair number of deer with farm fields around. I have planted clover, kale, turnips, etc. Never planted corn or beans. My problem is if I plant brassicas the ground is dirt by the middle of October. This happened this year with 1/4 acre of Whitetail Institute Edge right next to it. I have planted turnips a number of years and the deer really dont seem to dig them up. I was wondering how much corn I might need to have anything there by late November. Is anything less than 1/4 acre or 1/2 acre a waste? I understand without knowing exact deer numbers its hard to say just looking for opinions or personal experience. I am in North WI and bears are an issue too.

From: OneBooner
10-Nov-20
If you plant corn it requires nitrogen and if the plot is too small deer will browse all the tops of before it tassels which will result in no corn. I have to use an electric fence around any plot smaller than 3 acres

From: jboutdoorguy
10-Nov-20
Thanks for the info on the 3 acres needing a fence. Wow you must have a lot of deer or no food around?

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