By Art Lander, Jr.
Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources
The heat of summer is a good time to begin thinking about fall plantings to benefit wildlife.
Winter wheat is a top choice for a fall crop because it is readily eaten by deer and wild turkey and is an excellent nurse crop for clover. Winter wheat is typically planted Aug. 15 through Oct. 31.
Broadcast wheat seed with a hand-crank spreader and rake or disk it under.