Utilization based on game camera survey on this crop choice + evidence of use
I have been making my own brassica concoction with good results. This year I decided to use a blend of peas and brassicas from Hancock. I cut the blend with 50 lbs of Austrian Winter Peas and 5lbs of brassicas. I planted this plot on a combination of new ground and 3 year old ground. Both varieties are easy to grow and they came up fantastic. Interestingly, on the new ground I had a die-off of turnips. There was something the plant did not like.
The blend was designed to draw deer both mid-season to the peas, and later for the brassicas. This worked well and we had a lot of activity here, particularly in November. It was in line with my expectations but not an overwhelming amount of deer activity. Considering how much food availability I had during hunting season (beans, brassicas, sorghum, and clover) I did not view this as a negative.
I liked the deer greens blend very much, and I always like Austrian peas. If I had turnip problems on both old and new ground I would question the variety. Since the same crop was sown on both old and new soils it's definately not the seed.
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