|Planting native grasses in your food plot provides many advantages to turkeys and other wildlife using your land. The following hints from NWTF's wildlife biologists will help you get the most out of your planting:
- Don't mix native grasses with food crops. Instead, plant native grasses around the perimeter of a plot of food crops such as corn, sunflower and chufa, and run several grass strips through the center of the plot.
- Food plots are not the only areas to plant native grasses. Utility rights-of-way, thinned pine stands and roadsides are excellent places to plant.
- When mowing a field, mow strips in the field every other year to ensure cover is always available for turkeys and other wildlife.
- Don't get discouraged. You probably won't see much above-ground growth the first year you plant your native grass.