The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Brown County will conduct a deer food plot program beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Brownwood .
The fairgrounds are located on U.S. Hwy. 377 South. Interest in planting small plots to deer-friendly crops to supplement native forage is increasing throughout Central Texas, according to Scott Anderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Brown County.”
I get lots of phone calls from folks wanting to know what to plant that deer will really eat, and that grows well in our area,” Anderson said. “There are many, many forage plants
advertised as good for use in deer plots, but most don’t grow well in our soils, climate and rainfall.”
This program will focus on what will work here,” he said. “We’ll be looking at a variety of forage plants that yield decent production in a deer food plot.
The other part of the program will cover pre-planting plot preparation, weed control and the importance of proper soil fertility.”
Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available for licensed pesticide applicators. Individual registration, which includes a catered meal, is $10 on or before Aug.8,and $15 thereafter. For more information contact the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County at 325-646-0386.