Food Plots

Buckwheat

  • Great as a cover crop
  • Rapid growing broadleaf small grain
  • Great for mineralizing phosphorous (P) and sulfur (S) from the soil
  • Small tap root system

Plant type: Annual Grain
Days to germination: 7 – 10
Soil pH: 5.0 – 6.5
Height at maturity: 2’ – 3’
Soil adaption: Wide range of soils
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting depth: 1” – 1 1/2”
Reproduces by: Seed
Seeding Rate: 35 – 50 Lbs. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 60

Forage Soybeans

  • Ranges 17 – 25% in crude protein
  • Can grow 4 – 6’ tall, deliver high yields
  • Can be mixed with other summer annual crops
  • Plant type: Annual Legume

Plant type: Annual Legume
Days to germination: 5 – 7
Planting dates: May – June
Main usage: Grazing, silage
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 3’ – 6’
Soil adaption: Well drained, moderate
Length of Stand: Annual
good fertility
Reproduces by: Seed
Planting depth: 3/4” – 1 1/2”
Pounds per Bushel: 60
Seeding Rate: 140,000 – 160,000 to an Acre

Sorghum Sudan

  • Great for wildlife screening and cover
  • Rapid growth, 45 – 55 days to first harvest

Plant type: Annual Grass
Days to germination: 7
Planting dates: May-July
Main usage: Green chop, hay, silage
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 5’ – 7’
Soil adaption: Wide, 60° or warmer soil temp.
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting depth: 3/4’’ – 1 1/4’’
Reproduces by: Sterile
Seeding Rate: 20 – 50 Lbs. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 56

Frost Master Peas

  • Long vined winter forage pea
  • Higher yielding than Austrian winter peas
  • White flowered, absence of tannins (bitter tasting compound)
  • Sweet in taste, more palatable than Austrian winter peas
  • Cold tolerant

Plant type: Annual Legume
Days to germination: 7 – 10
Planting dates: Aug. – Sept.
Main Usage: Wildlife, cover crop
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 2’ – 4’
Soil adaption: Wide range of soils
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting Depth: 1/2’’ – 1’’
Reproduces by: Seed
Seeding Rate: 30-50 Lbs. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 60

Haywire Oat

  • High yielding, high quality forage oat
  • About 58 days to boot stage
  • Excellent standability

Plant type: Annual Grain
Days to germination: 10
Planting dates: Mar – Apr forage or grain
Main usage: Cereal grain, nurse crop, cover
production; Aug – Oct cover crop or forage
crop, forage crop
Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 3’- 5’
Soil adaption: Wide range of soils
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Reproduces by: Seed
Seed Rate: 64 – 96 LBS. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 32

Egyptian Wheat

  • High protein seed production
  • Tall growing member of the sorghum family
  • Well suited for deer and game birds, as well as cover and screening

Planting Date: April – June (after last chance of frost)
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Planting Depth: 1/2’’
Seeding Rates: 30 – 50 Lbs. to an Acre
Height at Maturity: 10 Feet
Length of Stand: Annual

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