Spring seed available
Whether you are a photographer, a hunter or just like viewing wildlife on a sunny afternoon, anyone who has spent time overlooking a food plot will have a deep appreciation for wildlife plantings.
Food plots are very attractive to wildlife enthusiasts because they can supplement daily nutritional needs at a low cost. These plots can be designed to serve as a source of food and cover. Well-managed food plots have the potential to not only increase the wildlife population and their quality of health, but can also increase our opportunities for wildlife viewing.
To aid landowners who would like to plant wildlife food plots, Wildlife Mississippi is continuing its Wildlife Habitat Seed Program. Through this program, Wildlife Mississippi will make seed available at a minimal cost.
The Wildlife Habitat Seed Program is designed to provide an incentive for landowners to establish and maintain food plots that will yield a variety of benefits to the landowner as well as to the species of wildlife he or she is managing.
Corn, soybean and grain sorghum will be available through Wildlife Mississippi’s Spring 2011 Wildlife Habitat Seed Program. All seed has been treated and has good germination rates. Wildlife Mississippi will also be taking pre-orders for winter wheat which will be distributed in the fall.
If planted properly, the various types of seed will be utilized by a variety of species of wildlife. White-tailed deer, turkeys, bobwhite quail, mourning doves, waterfowl and many species of songbirds will benefit from the plantings of the seed that is offered.
The guidelines regarding this program are simple and easy to follow. Anyone interested in obtaining seed should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Wildlife Mississippi with a request for an order form and planting recommendations for the seed. Wildlife Mississippi will be taking orders until March 4, 2011. This will allow the staff to place the orders in a timely manner to ensure that they will be filled in time for the planting season.
Shipping and handling charges incurred by Wildlife Mississippi are included in the price of the seed. The costs will be $18.00 per 50 lb. bag for corn, $12.00 per 50 lb. bag for sorghum, $12.00 per 50 lb. bag for soybeans and $8.00 per 50 lb. bag of winter wheat. Pick up locations will be Tupelo, Greenville, Madison and Hattiesburg.
For an order form and planting recommendations for this helpful program, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Wildlife Mississippi, P.O. Box 10, Stoneville, MS 38776. If you wish to place your order online, please visit our website atwww.wildlifemiss.org.
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- Two face armed robbery charges in home assault
- City continues effort to remove unsafe houses, other structures
- NA police to begin random bicycle patrols downtown, in park areas
- Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful sponsoring Great American Cleanup May 7
- Imagine the Possibilities CREATE career expo to be open to more counties October 4 – 6