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Moist Soil Management

moist-soil-habitat-ducksNot all soils are the same! It is crucial to make the proper adjustments to maximize your food plots. Private landowners and state agencies across the country are using food plots to improve wildlife habitat, increase available nutrition, and provide viewing and harvest sites. In addition to being one of the most important steps in any successful Wildlife Management program, food plots are just a plain good practice for the health of your wildlife, whether it is deer, turkey, ducks or geese. There is more to wildlife nutrition than just throwing down a few seeds and hoping they grow. A careful analysis of the area and habitat is required to determine the exact type and location of food plots. Let us assist you in determining the right coverage and foliage for your specific wildlife area.

We can define moist-soil management as a practice that encourages growth of seed-producing native wetland plants by mimicking the seasonal wet and dry cycles of natural wetlands.Typically, moist soil habitats are wet in spring, dry in summer, and then wet again in fall and winter. A well managed moist soil wetland can produce up to 2,000 pounds of seed per acre. Simply put, a single acre of moist-soil habitat can meet the needs of several thousand ducks for one day.

The main idea behind moist-soil management is to let water do the work. This requires some infrastructure—dikes, levees, water-control structures, wells, and pumps—to regulate the timing and amount of water in managed units. That’s why, in the past, this management technique was mainly practiced on federal and state lands. Today, with significant progress made in restoring wetlands on private lands, growing numbers of landowners are flocking to moist-soil management. Sartain’s Heritage Properties has perfected managing moist-soil habitats in it’s decades of service to the hunters, farmers and families of The Great State of Mississippi.

For waterfowl (ducks, geese, etcetera) moist-soil wetlands are the perfect one-stop shop during spring and fall migration. When compared with agricultural lands, which are much more abundant to them, moist-soil habitats provide plentiful nutrition, offer better cover, and support a greater number and diversity of species. Seeds of moist-soil plants also resist deterioration longer than grain seeds, and the plants themselves harbor a smorgasbord of protein-rich invertebrates, which provide important nutrients for waterfowl preparing for the rigors of nesting, egg-laying, and molting.

For private landowners, moist-soil management is a more cost-effective way to provide food and cover for waterfowl and other wetland wildlife than planting and flooding agricultural crops. Although flooded corn can provide excellent hunting and high-energy food for waterfowl during fall and winter, the cost of planting a single acre of corn can easily exceed several hundreds of dollars —not to mention any money lost by leaving the crop in the field too long.

Before attempting to manage your own moist-soil or wetlands, call Sartain’s Heritage Properties at (601) 856 – 2720 and let a seasoned professional work with you to understand your wetlands management needs.

MISSISSIPPI FARMLAND EXPERTS

Farmland is a limited resource and helps in establishing quality products that meet the growing demand for food and fiber. Sartain’s Heritage Properties knows that high-quality farmland is one of the world’s most valuable assets and works to locate and achieve our client’s goals in farmland investment.

Sartain’s Heritage Properties offers a wide variety of exceptional Farms for sale in Mississippi & Arkansas

Surging global population growth is fueling an increase in Farmland investments. In September 2012, world food prices hit record highs, according to the United Nations’ food agency. Expert annalist say there’s no end in sight to this demand which is the driver behind farmland investments.

 

No surprise then that legendary commodity investor Jim Rogers is gung-ho about farming. He thinks farmland is undervalued, and it will be an investing sweet spot for the next two decades, according to a talk he gave at a 2012 Global AgInvesting Conference in New York.

Investors are often drawn to farmland based upon its cash flow potential (rents or crop yields) in addition to its capital appreciation. Additionally, many investors who are seeking less exposure to paper assets often find that farmland offers the type of diversification that they desire.

MISSISSIPPI HUNTING LAND EXPERTS

Sartain's Heritage Properties offers the highest-quality hunting lands for sale. The properties we offer often have had years of management and time to mature a premium recreational investments.

Many of our recreational properties have been managed for top- quality deer, duck and turkey hunting for years.

 

We always have premium duck hunting land for sale in Mississippi listed on our website and pride ourselves in only having the highest quality there is. The turkey and deer hunting properties we have go from the Delta Hardwood Bottoms to The Pine Belt Hills.

Sartain's Heritage Properties has a variety of hunting properties that are home to quality wildlife ready and waiting to challenge your hunting expertise. Contact us today and let us help you find the hunting land of your dreams.

MISSISSIPPI TIMBER LAND EXPERTS

Sartain's Heritage Properties understands the importance of timberland as an investment, and ensures that their clients are getting the most from their investment dollars by offering its clients quality timberland investment properties to enhance their client's financial return on investment.

Timberland investment returns are primarily driven by the growth and harvesting of timber and by changes in the value of the underlying lands upon which that timber is being cultivated. As an asset class, timberland offers particularly attractive features that long-term investors view as highly beneficial.

 

Among other things, it has provided competitive returns relative to its historic risk profile - and these returns compare favorably with those of many traditional asset classes, including stocks, bonds and real estate.

In addition, because of its unique attributes, timberland often performs differently than securities and other financial assets, which means it offers excellent opportunities for improving overall portfolio diversification.

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