food plot 

straight ingredients & mixes

Two convenient ways to shop for deer plot ingredients 

1. In store where masks are required for the safety of our staff and customers. 

2. By phone. We will help you select the best mix for your needs then place your order and enjoy our curbside pick-up. Call (715) 675-1700

straight ingredients

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Alsike Clover

A short-lived perennial white clover (2-4 year growth) has better winter hardiness than red clover. Will tolerate wet, acidic soil better than alfalfa.  Shorter growth habit makes it desirable for pasture mixes.  Thrives best in cool, moist climates.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24 Seeding Rate:  7-9#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft). Planting Time:  Mar-May / Aug-Oct

Alfalfa

Where it is adapted, alfalfa is one of the highest yielding forage crops available.  Alfalfa is a long-lived perennial legume that grows best on well drained soils with a pH of 6.5-7.5.  The stems can reach several feet.  It will not perform well in low, wet areas or acidic soil. Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24. Seeding Rate:  17-22#/acre (~.5#/1000 sq ft). Planting Time:  Mar-May / Aug-Sept

Austrian Winter Pea

Cool season legume that will produce an abundance of high protein forage.  Easily grown as a long lasting fall crop that supplies nitrogen to other crops.  Typically combined with small grains to help maintain an upright growth.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24. Seeding Rate:  80-100#/acre (~2.25#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  April-Aug

Birdsfoot Trefoil

A perennial legume with slow establishment but strong once established, with early spring being the best planting period.  Will tolerate heavy, poorly drained soils with low pH and short periods of flooding, but performs best at 6.0-6.5 pH  and planted no deeper than ¼”. Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24. Seeding Rate:  9-11#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft). Planting Time:  Mar-May / Aug-Oct

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Buckwheat 

A fast growing, annual grain that will terminate with the first frost.  Great for weed suppression, due to its fast growth.  Pollinators are highly attracted to it, and deer love the young tender shoots.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  18-18-18 or 28-3-10

Seeding Rate:  45-60#/acre (~1.35#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  May-Sept

Chicory 

Perennial taproot herb that belongs to the sunflower family.  Drought tolerant and prefers well drained soils.  Produces abundant high protein leafy forage.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  18-18-18 or 28-3-10

Seeding Rate:  7-10#/acre (~.25#/1500 sq ft)

Planting Time:  April-Aug

Field Pumpkins 

Produces large fruit that can be 12-14” inches in diameter and up to 20 lbs.  Can be grown anywhere and is excellent for feeding wildlife, making pies, or for Jack-O-Lanterns. Plant 1 inch deep.

Maintenance Fertilizer:   18-18-18

Seeding Rate:   3#/acre (~.1#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:   May-June

Forage Radish 

Quick growing with early forage growth that provides high protein.  Root provides a resource of food through most snow levels.  Breaks up hard soils and will provide nitrogen to the soil in spring if not eaten.  Winterkills with 3 consecutive nights in the mid-teens. Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24. Seeding Rate:  8-10#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  Aug-Sept

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Forage Soybean

Non-round Up Ready

High protein, abundant forage legume that will keep leaves when grain soybeans are producing pods.  This forage can last into bow hunting. Cannot be sprayed with Round Up. Maintenance Fertilizer: 

6-24-24. Seeding Rate:  50#/acre drilled (~1#/1000 sq ft). Planting Time:  April-July

Kale 

A member of the brassica family producing dark green, leafy leaves.  A high source of protein with a high tolerance for cold.  The leaves will sweeten with the first hard frost. Maintenance Fertilizer:   18-18-18 or 28-3-10

Seeding Rate:   5-9#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:   May-July

Ladino Clover 

A taller white perennial clover that is easy to establish and tolerates fall usage better than red clover.  Best in mixes due to possibility of bloat if the main crop.  Thrives best in a cool, moist climate.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24

Seeding Rate:  5-7#/acre (~.15#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  Mar-May / Aug-Oct

Mammoth Greystripe Sunflower

A very tall plant with stalks up to 12’ and flowers from 6” – 15” in diameter.  Sunflowers can thrive in poor soil with little moisture. Space plants sufficiently for growth and plant no deeper than an 1”.

Maintenance Fertilizer: 

18-18-18

Seeding Rate:  5#/acre (~.15#/1000 sq ft)

Planting time:  April-Mid July

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Medium Red Clover

A short-lived perennial (2-4 year growth) with rapid spring growth.  Taller growth habit and prefers well-drained loamy soils.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  

6-24-24

Seeding Rate:  9-14#/acre (~.35#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  Feb-May / Aug-Oct

Rapeseed

Short season brassica that produces succulent top growth with high nutrient values.  Stays green late into the fall & will become sweet tasting to the deer once a hard frost hits. Adapts to a wide range of soils and conditions.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  18-18-18 or 28-3-10. Seeding Rate:  7-10#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  April-May / Aug-Sept

Rutabaga

A long season brassica originating from the crossing of turnip with cabbage.  Produces a larger root than turnip, typically 4-6 in. in diameter.   Deer will eat the top growth in late fall and dig for the root in winter.  Plant early to reach full maturity.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24. Seeding Rate:  7-9#/acre (~.25#/1000)

Planting Time:  May-July

Sugar Beets.  

Grows slowly: produces a large sugary taproot deer will eat in the fall and winter.  Cooler weather promotes increased sugar content. Needs soil with limited nitrogen to for adequate root growth.  For best germination, plant at least ½ in – 1 in deep in a soil with a pH of 6.6 or higher.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24. Seeding Rate:  7-9#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft). Planting Time:  April-July

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Soybean - GT Tolerant

A late maturing, glyphosate tolerant (GT) annual soybean that offers a spring/summer /fall food source.  It's increased plant height, creates large amounts of forage. Performs well on light to heavy soil types in light sun to full sun.

Maintenance Fertilizer:   6-24-24. Seeding Rate:  55#/acre (~1.25#/1000 sq ft). Planting Time:  May 15 - June 30

Turnip

A short-season brassica that produces significant root growth as well as succulent top growth. Deer will eat the top growth in late fall and dig for the root in the winter.

Maintenance Fertilizer:  6-24-24

Seeding Rate:  6-8#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  Aug-Sept

White Dutch Clover

A very short (4-5 in), white clover found in lawns and wooded areas.  Tolerates acidic soil and low fertility.  Very useful for trail and fringe areas due to high tolerance of heavy traffic once established.

Maintenance Fertilizer: 

6-24-24

Seeding Rate: 8-11#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  Mar-May / Aug-Oct

Wildlife Grain Sorghum

A tall plant similar to corn that provides a seed head at the top.  Useful for pheasants and other game birds for food in the fall/winter and for cover in the summer.  Drought tolerant and perform wells on a variety of soil types. 

Maintenance Fertilizer:

18-18-18 or 28-3-10

Seeding Rate:  8-10#/acre (~.25#/1500 sq ft)

Planting Time:  May-July

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Wildlife Sunflower (Peredovik)

A favorite attractant for many game birds.  Will not grow as large as the Mammoth Greystripe, but is drought tolerant and a reliable food source during fall and winter.  Plant no deeper than 1.5 inches. Maintenance Fertilizer:  18-18-18. Seeding Rate:  10-15#/acre (~.35#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:   May-June

Winfred Brassica

Cross of kale and turnip in the brassica family, with minimal root growth.  Produces abundant forage that is highly digestible with good palatability.  Has great frost tolerance and can stay green until 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maintenance Fertilizer: 18-18-18 or 28-3-10

Seeding Rate:  7-10#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:   May-Sept

Winter Rye

Faster growing than winter wheat. Provides abundant forage in the winter. Tolerant of poor soils and has the greatest cold tolerance.  Used for erosion control, weed suppression, and green manure.  Produces a spring crop if planted in late fall.  ***Availability starts as of mid-July**Maintenance Fertilizer:   18-18-18 or 28-3-10. Seeding Rate:100#/acre(~2.25#/1000 sq ft) Planting Time:   Aug-Sept

Winter Wheat

High protein, fast growing, provides an abundance of forage. Tolerates poor soil & conditions.  Commonly used for erosion control, weed suppression, & green manure.  Late fall planting for spring growth.  *Availability starts  Mid-July**Maintenance Fertilizer:   18-18-18 or 28-3-10. Seeding Rate: 80-120#/acre (~2.75#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:   Aug - Oct

 
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Buck Forage Oats

A proprietary variety of forage oats, cold tolerant & very palatable to deer. Slow growing allows shoots to stay more tender. Can stay green to 10 degrees F or lower.  **May Not Be Available Until August**

Maintenance Fertilizer:  18-18-18. Seeding Rate:  100-120#/acre (~2.75#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:  Aug - Sept

Clover Madness

The perfect blend of 4 types of clover designed for high forage production, extreme cold tolerance, and to build soil health.  They are deeper rooted clovers to handle adverse conditions, but also aid in reducing compaction in your soil.Maintenance Fertilizer:   6-24-24

Seeding Rate:   8-10#/acre (~.25#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:   March - Sept
 

Deer Country

Point Builder Plus

Blend of Rapeseed, 3 types of Clover, High Sugar Perennial Ryegrass, and Chicory provides top quality forage all spring, through fall. Produces different types of forage at different times of the year.  Excellent along wood lines or open areas.Maintenance Fertilizer:   6-24-24. Seeding Rate:   20-25#/acre (~.5#/1000 sq ft).Planting Time: March-May / Aug-Sept

Deer Country-Trail Mix

A mix of High Sugar Ryegrass, Fescue, and 4 types of Clover provides quick and easy establishment.  Will withstand full sun to more heavily shaded areas. Performs well on logging roads and trails in the woods. Provides a year-round supply of food. Maintenance Fertilizer:   6-24-24. Seeding Rate:   15-20#/acre (~.5#/1000 sq ft). Planting Time:   April-June / Aug-Sept

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Eagle Manager’s Mix

RR Soybean.

Blend of soybeans that include both climbing, forage types and tall varieties that can grow 3-5 ft. tall. Different maturity times to allow for optimal feeding. Seed should be covered and packed by soil. Maintenance Fertilizer: 6-24-24 Seeding Rate: 1 bag/acre  Planting Time: Late May -Early June

Field Mix Plus 

Blend of 4 Clovers, Rapeseed, and Chicory that performs best in sunny, well drained areas.  It will tolerate a wet and acidic soil better than alfalfa.  Designed to attract wildlife all season long.

Maintenance Fertilizer: 6-24-24

Seeding Rate:   10-20#/acre (~.5#/1000 sq ft)

Planting Time:   April-June / Aug - Sept

Sucraseed - Sweet spot

A perennial mix containing a High Sugar Ryegrass, 4 types of Clover, Chicory, & Turnips.  Establishes quickly, winters well, & creates a great food plot year after year.  High in  protein & carbohydrate content for optimum nutrition.

Maintenance Fertilizer:   18-18-18. Seeding Rate:   20#/acre (~.5#/1000 sq ft). Planting Time:   July 15 – Sept 1

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