Last week a few selected lucky individuals were invited to tour Steve Elmy’s farm where he has a food plot planted.
Steve is the founder of Backyard Wildlife Products. He also belongs to the local Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) chapter.
Touring his plots and seeing all the hard work involved with property management I can certainly see impressive results for all that sweat equity.
Knowledge of the terrain and local winds plays a big part in beginning the process of managing a property correctly. Trimming trees, planting oaks & apple saplings is long term strategy.
Tips such as planting red apple trees that drop fruit late into the season were mentioned . Freeing up the area around oaks and apples allows them to grow.
Removing unwanted foliage and weeds before seeding is essential as you can see .
My secret northern plot have just begun sprouting and already I have activity. My local plots in Cambridge also show good sign. Hopefully late fall will show bigger dividends.
For additional information on food plots contact Steve at http://www.backyardwildlife.ca/
You can of course call or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get Steve to help you when he is in your area.