Clipping for wildlife: a great management tool May 1, 2012 Missippipp

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Clipping for wildlife: a great management tool May 1, 2012 Missippippi, Delta Farm Press 
Late clipping is the most used and the most destructive tool in wildlife management and here is why: Some of the most beneficial plants for deer, quail, and turkey are annuals and perennials that are producing seed from July to November. If these plants -- such as partridge pea, ragweed, honeysuckle, wild plums, blackberries, etc. -- cannot produce a seed, they will not be present next year. Basically, late clipping destroys habitat and decreases available browse and forbs for all wildlife. 


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