Food and cover are vital to maintaining a quality habitat for all wildlife.
The more food there is for wildlife to eat the less likely they need to go
looking for a food source. An adequate food source will keep wildlife in
your area, therefore they will live longer, and reproduce healthier young.
Our specialized mixes can be planted in strips or patches along the edge of
woods, near ponds, along fence lines or near areas of thick grass. Soil
preparations is essential for a good food plot. Weed competition is the most
common problem experienced. Food plot areas can be worked several times
during the spring to eliminate annual weeds. One thing to keep in mind is
that tilling the soil will bring more weed seeds to the surface that will
germinate as the soil temperature warms in the spring. A spray, such as
Roundup, can also be used prior to planting. Roundup is sprayed after the
weeds have germinated and started to grow. Roundup will kill anything that
is green and growing. Wait 7 to 10 days after spraying and then plant you
Whether planting annuals or perennials, both will provide an excellent food
plot for deer. Perennial food plots are a great food source because of
there longevity and persistence to all the whether conditions. All of our
mixes have been field tested before we offer them for sale.
Each has its own unique growing characteristics to provide an attractive
food plot. The more food and cover you can provide for wildlife the less
threatened they will feel. The other varieties listed below are shorter
growing and do not provide much cover. They are best planted along the edge
of a woods, where the deer can retreat if they feel threatened.
Brassicas forages are high quality, high yielding, and fast growing crops
that are high in protein. Members of the Brassica family include kale,
rape, turnips. Brassicas have been use by farmers for years now an within
the past few years have been found to be very beneficial for Whitetail
Generally they produce high quality forage for deer in late summer, fall,
and in the winter months. Brassicas are annual crops which are highly
palatable and easily digestible for whitetail deer. Both the tops (stems
and leaves) and roots (bulbs) deer will eat and are very nutritious.
Brassicas require good soil drainage and a soil pH between 5.3 and 6.8.
Seeds should be planted in a firm, moist, seedbed with 6-8 inch rows.
Fertility requirements are similar to wheat