What direction should a rectangular foodplot be layed out to receive the most sunlight possible when surrounded by taller growth?
If I had a blank slate I would plan a food plot around my ingress, egress, primary wind direction and stand placement.
Find that perfect tree that you can slip into and out of and start there. Kinda like planning your home design around the kitchen!
Depends on the height of bordering timber but in a east west field the south side of the field could be shaded for large parts of the day for a large portion of the year. North south will still have shade zones but nearly the entire field will get sun light for significant periods of the day.George, why north south? I would assume east west would get more sun.
George, why north south? I would assume east west would get more sun.
What about an inverted "V" with the apex of the V in the N.E. ? Place your stand at the apex which should be right off the power line for decent ingress, egress and it should be good for any wind except a n.e. wind.
The only downside is you will significantly decrease the size of your plot.