Native Alternatives for Food Plots in the Longleaf Ecosystem - Part II
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Aug 17, 2012 12:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
- Mark Hainds, The Longleaf Alliance
- Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit
This is Part II of a 2-part webinar. Part I aired on July 13, 2012 at 12 Eastern.
Most of the Southeast’s primary game species (deer, turkey, quail) at one time thrived in natural longleaf pine ecosystems characterized by frequent fire and a diverse native herbaceous and shrub layer. As fire was excluded and longleaf forests were converted to lob or slash plantations, native herbs and shrubs declined. Many landowners became accustomed to planting food plots with species that were promoted by nurseries and biologists. Many of these food plot species were exotic Asian plants that are now identified as highly invasive weeds. This webinar will identify native alternatives that are commercially available and preferred by game species. Furthermore, many native herbs and shrubs are rarely invasive, more attractive on the landscape, and potential food sources for human foragers!
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