Dense sod or vegetation is detrimental to wildlife feeding and movement and can be improved by light disking. The technique involves disking strips through a field during fall or spring.
The disked areas will produce succulent forbs and legumes which attract insects and produce abundant seed, while the adjacent undisked areas will provide nesting and roosting cover.
One year later,
Light disking enhances habitat quality by releasing sod-bound grasses, reducing residue, creating bare ground, increasing insect populations and stimulating growth of desirable seed-producing plants.
Light disking provides more insects and desirable seed at a much lower cost than planting food plots and is an excellent way to enhance grassland habitat for bobwhite quail and other wildlife.