As thrilling as the actual hunt can be, there’s also an excitement that comes with planning and planting your land or lease in hopes of attracting and retaining quality game. The most important piece of that puzzle is choosing the right ingredients for your food plots and ensuring they are grown from the best seed.
A very popular sunflower for game birds that produces seed in 90-120 days. Grows 4-5 feet tall and provides good cover for hunters while the small, black seeds attracts doves, quail, and turkey.
A variety similar to peredoviks. The term “Clearfield” refers to a plant that has been selected and bred for tolerance to the imidazolinone family of herbicides. Beyond herbicide is currently the only imadazolinone herbicide registered for use on Clearfield sunflowers.
Buck Forage Oats
Side by side, Buck Forage Oats are preferred during hunting season compared to any other tested crop.
Spring oats produce a lot of forage when planted in either the spring or the fall and work well when combined with brassicas, clovers, or other popular food plot species.
Wild Game Food Milo is an early maturing plant that is 26 to 30 inches in height. The seed becomes edible at maturity and is readily consumed by upland game birds and deer.
This annual does well on more than average moisture. Small seed makes excellent feed for waterfowl, upland birds, and songbirds.
Attracts a wide variety of wildlife including deer, ducks, quail, and dove. This millet seed is used most in food plots for ducks as it does well in areas that are wet and can be flooded at maturity to make duck ponds.
Purple Top Turnips
An annual member of the brassica family, purple top turnips produce a globe type bulb as well as top growth from stems and leaves. Readily eaten by deer after the first freeze when the plant releases more sugars into the leaves.
Features a leafy, upright growth habit and tankard shaped bulb. Ideal
leaf to bulb Ratio (60%-40%), good leaf retention and early maturity (60-90 days) make these an excellent choice for summer or fall forage production.
Primarily used for grazing applications due to high moisture
content, Chicory will accumulate minerals naturally. A natural wormer, chicory leaves are higher in nutritional and mineral content than alfalfa or other cool-season grasses. A deep taproot provides access to moisture during drought conditions providing a great supplement to the traditional ‘summer slump’ of other cool-season forage species.
Another member of the brassica, rape is a cool season plant that will produce large, flat leaves up to 20 inches long. Capable of tolerating colder temperatures than turnips or radishes.
Impact Forage Collards
Impacts are a hybrid brassica that produces exceptional forage and can tolerate extreme temperatures better than any other brassica in our lineup.
A nice addition for a diverse wildlife mix, radishes will produce a fair amount of forage with a tubular type bulb.