Originally Posted by Tnoodle
What do most of the hunters on here plant for food plots, I'm looking for perennial low growing ground covers with good protein.
They've developed some good drought-tolerant white clovers as of late. Ladino clovers, specifically Osceola var. is one of the best. We've tried white clover here, and even though we get 50 inches of rain a year, the summers are really tough on it. Our plots played out in two years. We do have sandy soil though. Sandy-loam at best. We pretty much gave up on perennials and went with winter rye. It's cheap, grows well in all soils, is very cold-hardy and can withstand extreme browsing/grazing pressure. We used Abruzzi variety. It is an annual though, but fertilized properly, and top-dressed with nitrogen, you can't get better protein numbers for the money.