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PROJECT: FOOD PLOT (Damien Rutkoski and Sherman Mead)

This year, students will have an opportunity to check the success of three food plots planted on Fairdale Farms in Susquehanna County, PA. Ed Grasavage was kind enough to donate his equipment and expertise to establish food plots which contain Buck Forage Oats, Mossy Oak's Green Patch Plus, and a brassicas blend. The food plots range cover 3/4 acre of Buck Forage Oats, 1/2 acre of Green Patch Plus, and 1/2 acre of brassicas.

All of the seed has been donated from their respective companies to help students learn about the ecological role of food plots, food webs, species density, and ecosystems in general. I am in the process now of trying to have trail cameras donated so we could monitor the growth of the plots and also try to determine deer density in relation to carrying capacity.

Food Plot Pics Week 1 Food Plot Pics Week 3
Food Plot Pics Week 2 Food Plot Pics Week 4
Bucks Oct. 5 2009

I just want to say thanks again to Ed Grasavage from Fairdale Farms, Buck Forage Oats and Mossy Oak Biologic.