A nice mix of Spring and Summer protein sources and Fall and Winter energy sources will provide deer the nutrition they need to survive and thrive and will keep more deer on your property on a year round basis. If you provide food, water and cover your deer will not have to leave your property.
If you don’t have equipment, don’t be deterred as we offer both perennial and annual mixes that will grow and thrive in a minimum or no till environment. As long as your pH is adequate (5.8-7.0) and the plots receive some rain and sun you can grow food plots virtually anywhere with a little bit of effort. Once you’ve chosen your plot location spray Roundup on the existing vegetation to eliminate competition when you plant your plot. Come back 7-10 days later and if you can, “rough-up” the soil with a steel garden rake for better seed to soil contact. Otherwise, you can broadcast one of our minimum/no till mixes into the dead or dying plants and as they continue to wilt they will act as a mulch for the newly spread seeds. Once it rains, this moisture will push the tiny seeds down to the soil and with a little sun your plot will begin to germinate. Mixes such as No Sweat, Mini Max and Honey Hole are great for minimum and no till situations and just need proper seed to soil contact, rain and sunshine to thrive and grow. The more you can do to create an optimum growing environment (lime, fertilize, till, etc) the more you can expect from your food plot.
To help you establish the most successful food plot program available we’ve created an easy to follow “7 Easy Steps to Planting Food Plots”, DVD, Video and Brochure that can be found on our website. You can check out the 15 minute video and brochure by following this link: Food Plots in 7 Easy Steps