Soil nutrition/pH is probably the easiest soil attribute to manipulate yet it is often overlooked. Soil that has previously been in forest production can be very acidic. While this acidity is not a direct nutrient it does directly affect the uptake of nutrients to the plant. Different plants have optimal ranges in soil pH, however, most need a soil pH between 6.2-7.0 on a 0-14 scale. The lower numbers indicate higher acidity and higher numbers being basic or less acidic.
Wildlife food plots need to be located in close proximity to shelter, water, and natural food, yet it is just as important to look at some of the natural properties of the location. These natural properties are sunlight, moisture, and soil nutrition/ pH. These are resources that are going to allow the plot to grow. If any of these are lacking, there will be no growth and the plot will be pointless. As with growing a garden, most species grown in a food plot need a minimum