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Alfalfa - It has a high palatability and very good winter hardiness.
Alfalfa has a tap-root and established plants will grow for many years. Alfalfa has a high yield, high protein content, and such prolific growth that it acts as an effective weed control. Alfalfa is also valued in crop rotation for soil improvement because of the nitrogen producing plow down. The several varieties of the species grow well in most temperate regions except those with acid soil or poor drainage. Adding lime is recommended for acid soils. The deep tap roots make it a good drought tolerant plant. This perennial last 3-5 yrs. if being properly fertilized and managed. Avoid fertilizers with nitrogen, otherwise it will promote unwanted grass and weed growth. It has a very short germination period. Visible growth usually appears in a week to ten days. Plant Alfalfa for whitetail deer, turkey, rabbits, and other wildlife.
If not being grazed down by livestock or game animals, Alfalfa grows best with 2-3 cuttings per year. Alfalfa is easy to plant, almost like grass seed; barely cover the seeds with soil. Plant Alfalfa in spring or fall; about 1/4" deep, never plant deeper than 1/4".
Products can be planted in the fall, but better results are achieved by planting in spring.
Alfalfa - Recommended pH: 6.8
Brassica/Rape Seed - A favorite plant for deer food plots. Rape seed produces high protein and quality forage brassica that is very low temperature, high temperature, and drought tolerant. The deer will love the large succulent leaves. It has a growth pattern like turnip. Rape seed prefers well drained soils. Not for use in a flooded or poor drainage area. Plant Rape seeds no deeper than 1/4 inch. Covering seeds deeply prevents germination. Various types of Rape seed are included in many deer and turkey plot mixes.
Works as a good rotation crop, switching out with More Wildlife Alfalfa or Clover Mix. Plant (Annual) August 1-15'th (Northern Planting Zone 4) and watch it get decimated by November.
Never plant More Wildlife Brassica in the same spot more than 2 years in a row.
Brassica - Recommened pH: 5.8-8.2
Chicory - A perennial that last 3-5 years, and has high levels of both minerals and proteins. Chicory is highly palatable, highly digestible, and highly drought tolerant, due to its deep taproot. It is also very cold tolerant and has a rapid germination. Because of Chicory’s excellent yield and rapid recovery, it makes it a great forage after grazing. Chicory is used in salads around the world for human consumption. Deer, rabbits, and turkeys find it irresistible. Chicory can be planted alone, but works well in mixtures.
Chicory - Recommended pH: 6.5
Clover Mix - More Wildlife Doe's Inn Clover Mix has clovers that are bread for stolon density, persistence under grazing, high yield, large leaf size, and winter hardiness. It is a superior perennial ladino, white, and red clover mix, an excellent grazing mix with good traffic tolerance, a nitrogen builder and soil enhancer with high protein content that grows in most soils. It has built in disease resistance, is fast growing, and very vigorous. Adding lime is recommended for acid soils.
Plant Clover Mix early in the spring when garden planting in your area begins. Products can be planted in the fall but better results are achieved by planting in spring. An ideal soil bed is clean, well prepared, fertile, firm, and moist. Seed to soil contact is vital to having a successful plot. Don’t plant seed deeper than ¼” deep. For best performance, mow or brush hog 2-3 times a year if not being grazed down by wildlife. Clover usually lasts 3-5 years if being properly fertilized and managed. Avoid fertilizers with nitrogen otherwise it will promote unwanted grass and weed growth.
Doe's Inn Clover Mix - Recommended pH: 6.5
Radish - One of the best late season attractants. Very fast growing, an excellent wildlife feed and soil builder. Has a wide root that "tiller's" into the soil and naturally loosens compacted soils.
Other benefits include its ability to capture and recycle soil nutrients example: (capturing up to 200 units of nitrogen per acre). Has quick establishment and the ability to surpass weed competition. Taproot can grow up to 18" deep. The actual Radish plant can grow up to 1 -2 feet high with succulent wide leaves that are soft and palatable. Radish can be planted in the spring or fall, but is recommended to be planted August 1-15'th (Northern Planting Zone 4) . Very tolerant to cold weather, radish should be planted 1/4" deep. Radish needs plenty of nitrogen for fast growth and success. Radish may reseed itself and might have to be tilled into the soil in the spring.
Never plant More Wildlife Brassica & Radish Mix in the same spot more than 2 years in a row.
Brassica/Radish Mix - Recommended pH: 6.5-7.0
Soybeans- Are one of the best late season food plots. Deer crave them because of the high protein; They'll walk past most food plots to get to them. When planting small plots less than 2-3 acres, it is very important to fence in the plot with a solar electric fencer. All fencing should be done using the 3-D method or other means of deer repellent. Soybeans are a legume and make their own nitrogen. Inoculation is very important for proper growth. Soybeans like a well-drained soil and like to be planted 1"-2" deep in the spring once your soil has warmed up above 50 degrees. Take your fence down in late September and look out. Never plant More Wildlife Fatal Feast Soybeans in the same spot more than 2 years in a row.
Fatal Feast Soybeans - Recommended pH: 6.2-6.5
Sugar Beets - Are grown commercially for sugar production. The root of the beet contains 75% water, 20% sugar, and 5% pulp. Sugar Beets have a slow germination period and require a substantial amount of rain to get started. Sugar Beets can be difficult to grow for beginners, so extra care is needed when prepping your plot. Sugar Beets don’t compete well with anything, so you need to make sure that no weeds survive before you spread your seed. Beets do best if lightly worked into the soil about, ½”DP. Sugar Beets are one of the best late fall attractants, if not the best. Deer like to eat the foliage and roots starting in late October, all the way to Christmas. If Sugar Beets are planted close enough to a deer yard, and the plot is big enough, it can help sustain the deer long after Christmas. It’s not always about getting a deer, but helping the deer get through the winter, that’s a good feeling, and if that’s one of your goals, this is the seed to use.
Sugar Beets - Recommended pH: 6.2-6.5
Turnips - Turnips are a great additive for many deer mixes. Turnips are a high energy feed that can survive and provide forage even in harsh winter conditions. Deer will graze on the foliage in the fall and the roots throughout the winter, even in the snow. Turnips have a high sugar content with moderate protein and high fiber levels.
Turnips like fertile, loam soil, that is well drained and holds some moisture. They grow best in cool weather. Adequate moisture is essential for best germination. Turnips are very cold-tolerant and the leaves hold up to multiple frosts. Plant August 1-15'th (Northern Planting Zone 4), don't plant Turnips deeper than 1/4". After planting, roll for seed to soil contact for better germination. Turnips can grow in a pH of 5.8-7.0. Never plant More Wildlife BRT Buck Stopper (Brassica, Radish, and Turnip Mix) in the same place more than 2 years.
BRT Buck Stopper - Recommended pH: 6.5-7.0
Winter peas - like loam soils that are well drained and will also grow in well-drained clay. Winter Peas are a good new construction choice because of their rapid establishment to prevent erosion. Winter peas make their own nitrogen, improve soil permeability, reduce soil compaction, and increase root development potential. Winter Peas recycle nutrients and produce forage for fall grazing.The seed needs to be planted deeper than most other food plot seed.Winter peas do best if planted ½” deep. Winter Peas are an annual, with moderate drought tolerance, but have good winter hardiness. Winter peas are extremely cold tolerant, high in sugar, and contain protein levels 20-30%.Planted August 1-15th (Norther Planting Zone 4),Winter Peas are highly attractive to whitetail, highly nutritious, extremely digestible to deer, and very good for bow season. Never plant More Wildlife Winter Peas and Radish in the same spot more than 2 years in a row.
Winter Peas - Recommended pH: 6.5-7.0