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Faculty and Staff Craig Harper


Food Plots

My graduate students and I have worked on many issues related to food plots. This work was summarized in the manual listed below. Also listed below are some other materials we have produced related to food plots and other plantings.

Manuals

Harper, C.A. 2008. A guide to successful wildlife food plots: Blending science with common sense. UT Extension, PB 1769. Knoxville, TN. 168 pages. ISBN 978-0-9795165-1-1

Extension Publications

Bates, G.E., C.A. Harper, and F. Allen. 2008. Forage and field crop seeding guide for Tennessee. University of Tennessee Extension, SP 378.

Popular Press Articles

Harper, C.A. 2012. A primer on herbicide use for quality food plots. Quality Whitetails 19(2):52-59.

Harper, C.A. 2008. Annual vs. perennials: Which is best for your deer nutrition program? Quality Whitetails 15(2):20-29.

Extension Articles

Spray now to control weeds in cool-season forage food plots

Soil test now for spring wildlife plantings

Winter Food Plot Fertilization

A paper concerning use of mineral sites by white-tailed deer:
Shaw, C.E., C.A. Harper, M.W. Black, and A.E. Houston. 2007. An evaluation of four mineral formulations to attract deer to camera survey sites. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 82:83-87.

 

 



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Contact Information

Craig Harper
280 Ellington Plant Sciences
2431 Joe Johnson Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Phone: (865) 974-7992
Fax: (865) 974-4714
Email: charper@utk.edu