Where legal use safeguard worming blocks to worm your deer. Lung worms are especially a challenge in areas of high deer densities. Most feed mills and farm stores handle the 25 lb. blocks. Another way to worm the deer would be to buy safeguard .5% pellets or .6% meal and mix with your deer mineral or with trace mineral salt.
Water is the most essential nutrient to any animal’s survival. So many people might think they have enough water with ditches and ponds but there is no such thing as too much quality water. An easy solution is to dig a hole and coat the bottom of the water hole with either sodium bentonite or a fabric material designed for this exact purpose. There are companies offering these mattings. If using sodium bentonite, know there are 2 different grades, one called AB20 which is finer and the standard sodium bentonite which is coarser. The price typically runs twice as much per bag for the finer grade. The finer grade tends to have some advantages with sealing the earth. You’re typically looking at spending $7-8 per 50-pound bag and 8-10 bags of bentonite would be typically used to create a 100-200 square foot water hole.
So many people rely on roundup as their sole chemical source for their food plots. What many do not consider is rotating your chemistries. It’s the same concept as not using too much of the same drug as you will build up resistance. There is becoming numerous weeds that are resistant to roundup. Here are some solutions for you.
Add Pursuit to your roundup when you spray your roundup ready soybeans. Pursuit gives you residual weed control and aids in effective kill. Pursuit is what farmers used to spray their soybeans before roundup was introduced to the market. There is also thunder master and extreme, which are premixed chemicals that are roundup and pursuit mixed together.
Rotate out roundup ready beans for a year or two and use non-roundup soybeans and use pursuit to spray them. You also can use clethodim if grasses are your main weed for your soybeans. The same clethodim that you can use on your clover and legume plots.
Here is the bible for chemicals. Click on this link to read labels and get information on all the chemicals out on the market place.