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Kentucky American Game Plot Seeds
Daikon Radish Seed - 10# per acre Daikon Radish is great for food plots, winter cattle forage and soil improvements. Daikon Radish tap root looks like carrots growing to lengths of 18 to 24 inches. Deer eat both the green top and the radish itself. Daikon Radish is also used in soil improvements as well as cover crop. Daikon Radish is very aggressive and will germinate and thrive in most soils types around the world. Great for no till food plots!
Buck Forage Oats if attracting deer during hunting season is your goal, then Buck Forage Oats have no peer. But don't take our word, we suggest strip planting next to any clover, blend, turnips, rape, or any other super blend. Then, observe during hunting season for actual utilization. You'll discover how Buck Forage earned it's name. Buck Forage are more winter hardy than most others and tend to grow slower than other oats in the fall. Smaller means more tender and palatable. As small grains get larger they tend to become tough and the protein content decreases. Buck Forage Oats are for the whitetail deer manager or hunter concerned with not only providing an unbeatable attractant, but also providing excellent forage. Seeding Rate: Broadcast approximately 120 lb./acre, Drill approximately 100 lb./acre Plant in a well prepared and well drained seed bed. Cover seed 1" to 2" deep. Fertilize and lime according to your local extension service recommendations BUCK FORAGE oats are very cold tolerant, but no oat is freeze proof or drought proof. Planting done in constant below freezing areas or desert climates will normally result in loss of crop. Freeze-out frequently occurs when warm late fall or winter growing conditions are followed by sudden extreme temperature
SUGAR BEETS FOR DEER
For a unique addition to your whitetail food plot smorgasbord, try adding sugar beets. Sugar beets are actually an agricultural crop that is commonly grown for sucrose production. Farmers grow this large root-producing plant and process the root into sugar. Although commercial production occurs primarily in the northern United States, it can be an attractive alternative in food plots, even in some of our southern states. Deer will eat the leafy tops and also dig for and eat the roots.
Sugar beets are a biennial vegetable that can produce roots anywhere from 2 to 4 pounds when mature. The white-colored roots are very attractive to deer and contain from 13 to 22 percent sucrose. Sugar beets are highly digestible and provide a protein content of about 10 percent to deer. One acre of ground may produce as much as 15 tons of this delicious delicacy. Deer will also forage on the top of sugar beets. While deer may not immediately recognize the roots as preferred food, once they do, they will hammer them. Cool weather helps increase the sugar content of the roots and attractiveness to deer.
Sugar beets are a hardy crop that can adapt to a variety of soils. Sugar beets can handle heavier soils as long as they are in full sun and have good drainage. Sugar beets do not handle competition well and weeds should be brought under control before planting using tillage or a non-selective herbicide. Sugar beets are not super drought tolerant and need adequate rainfall to sustain a good crop. Before planting, adjust the soil to a pH of 6.0 to 6.8. Although sugar beets can be drilled or planted in rows, perhaps the easiest way to plant them is to broadcast the seed. Broadcast seed at a rate of 8 to 10 lbs./acre. Because of their lack of tolerance for competition, sugar beets do best when planted as a stand-alone crop. Seed should be dragged in and cultipacked to no deeper than three quarters of an inch. Fertilize the crop according to soil sample results or broadcast 400 pounds of 13-13-13 or 300 pounds of 19-19-19 per acre. Additional fertilizer can be added a month or two later to boost the production of the crop Sugar beets can reach maturity in 90 to 100 days and grow best when day time temperatures are between 60 to 75 degrees and night time temperatures between 40 to 50 degrees. Sugar beets can be planted in late spring in the North or early spring in more southern locations. Deep South states like Louisiana, Florida, South Alabama, South Georgia and similar areas are not well suited for growing this crop.
Austrian Winter Peas - .Pisum sativum subsp. arvense TYPE: Cool Season Annual Legume ORIGIN: Common variety from Europe ADAPTATIONS: Well drained loam or sandy loam soils of the Southeastern U.S. USES: Primarily as a cover crop, provides high quality forage for livestock and deer BENEFITS: Adds Nitrogen to soil and provides winter erosion control NUTRITIONAL: High quality similar to White Clover PLANTING: 30 to 40 lb./acre TIME: September - October METHOD: Well prepared, firm seed bed, alone or with a small grain. 1 inch deep.GRAZING: Not suited to grazing because of livestock damage from trampling. Excellent for wild game food plots and as a plow down green manure crop.
Birdsfoot Trefoil ( Lotus Corniculatus)
Buckwheat - Early maturing 10 -12 weeks. Suitable for almost any type of soil. Seeds will remain on stalk after ripening, providing food over an extended period. Plant for quail, pheasants, doves, turkey, ducks, and deer.Planting Date - In spring or summer after all danger of frost Planting Rate - 50 pounds per acre or 3 pounds per 1000 square feet in game plots. Planting Depth - Seed must be covered but not over 1 1/2" deep. Days to Maturity - From 10 to 12 weeks after plants emerge.
Chufas (Cyperus esculentus)Excellent for deer, turkey, and hogs. Grows similar peanuts Planting Date - After danger of frost in spring and throughout summer months.Planting Date - After danger of frost in spring and throughout summer months.Planting Rate - 30 pounds per acre or 2 pounds per 1000 square feet in game plots.Planting Depth - Seed must be covered but no more than 2" deep. Days to Maturity - The Chufas nuts will mature enough for game to eat in 100 to 120 days after emergence
White Clover (Trifolium Repens L.. White clover provides palatable, nutritious grazing and is relished by all classes of livestock. This clover can be used in areas for soil improvement and erosion control while being used by deer and other wildlife needing high protein forage.Planting Date - In early spring throughout summer and fall.Planting Rate - 8 pounds per acre or 1/2 pound per 1000 square feet in game plots.Planting Depth - Cover very lightly but no more than 1/2" deep. Days to Maturity - Plants will grow large enough for game to forage in about 60 days after emergence
Brown Top Millet ( Panicum Ramosum) - A branching annual panicum 2 -3 feet tall that produces seed in 55-60 days. Browntop is a heavy seed producer. its uses are: quail and dove food when planted on upland -- duck food when planted where it can be flooded. Planting Date - Early spring after danger of frost throughout summer into early fall. Planting Rate - 40 pounds per acre or 2 pounds per 1000 square feet in game plots. Planting Depth - Cover seed lightly but no more than 1" deep. Days to Maturity - 55 to 60 days emergence.
Dove Proso Millet (Panicum Miliaceum) -Grows 3 to 6 feet in height. The plants have a spangling top somewhat similar to oats. Dove Proso Millet seed do not mature uniformly at one time, but mature when planted in the spring throughout late summer and fall. The seed mature from the top of the head down, dislodging as they ripen. Dove Proso has a very shiny coat and resists mold and mildew. Plant for dove, quail, and duck .Planting Date - Early spring after danger of frost and throughout summer months. Planting Rate - 40 pounds per acre or 2 pounds per 1000 square feet in game plots Planting Depth - Cover seed lightly but no more than 1" deep. Days to Maturity - 75 to 100 days after emergence seed begin to drop from plant at maturity but continue throughout fall and winter
White Proso Millet Grows 1 to 2 feet tall. One of the best dove, quail,a and pheasant feeds known due to its shiny coat which is resistant to mold. A short growing plant with heavy seed make it ideal for dove fields since doves do not like heavy ground cover such as that given by millets that tend to make large plants. Seed scatter easily from heads when mowed for hay, combined, or rotormowed. It is recommended for dove feed throughout the United States. White Proso Millet is related to Dove Proso Millet but has the advantages of requiring less moisture for growth, even maturity, and quicker maturity..Planting Rate - 30 pounds per acre broadcast or 2 pounds per 1000 square feet in game plots.Planting Depth - Cover seed lightly no more than 1" deep.Planting Date - Early spring after danger of frost and throughout summer into early fall Days to Maturity - Plant 75 days before you want doves to begin feeding. **Note - in plots for quail and pheasant, leave plot undisturbed so quail and pheasant may feed throughout the fall and winter on seed as they drop from plants.**
Japanese Millet (Eshenachloa Crusgalli Var Frumentacea) Also known as Jap or Duck Millet. Japanese Millet is an annual, growing 2 to 4 feet tall. For ducks, plant in low areas suitable for flooding. Ducks, doves, and quail are all attracted to Japanese Millet .Planting Date - Early spring after danger of frost throughout summer and into early fall. Planting Rate - 40 pounds per acre or 2 pounds per 1000square feet in game plots. Planting Depth - Cover seed lightly but no more than 1" deep Maturity - 100 to 110 days from emergence
Bicolor Lespedeza (Lespedeza Bicolor) Bicolor Lespedeza is a perennial shrub that rows 6 to 10 feet high. It is a legume that supplies its own nitrogen. Its seed attracts quail and other game birds while the plant itself is valuable in soil erosion control. Bicolor can be established by seed or plants. You can plant Bicolor in the following different ways: 1. Strips in open woodland 2. Fields and woodland border 3. Hedges 4. In gullies and on dikes Planting Date - In spring or summer after danger of frost Planting Date - In spring or summer after danger of frost Planting Rate - 10 pounds per acre or 1/2 pound per 1000 square feet in game plots Planting Depth - Cover seed about 1/2" deep but no more than 1 1/2" deep. Days to Maturity - This plant is a perennial and does not produce many seed the first year.
Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza Cuneata)
Perennial legume adapted to most soils in
he Southeast. Provides ground cover and seed for quail. Provides forage for
deer. Best used in plots to provide cover for quail.Planting Date - In early spring
after danger of frost throughout summer months Planting Rate - 30 pounds per acre or 1
pound per 1000 square feet in game plots.Planting Depth - Seed must be covered at least
1/2" but no deeper than 1" Days to Maturity - This plant is a perennial
and does not produce many seed the first
Crown Vetch (Coronilla varia) -Perennial legume that spreads quickly from rhizomes. Adapted to most of the United States. Provides permanent ground cover - an excellent cover for quail. Dove and quail are attracted to small seed it sheds. Deer thrive on its forage. Planting Date - In the spring after danger of frost and throughout summer months Planting Rate - 15 pounds per acre or 1 pound per 1000 square feet in game plots .Planting Depth - Seed must be covered but not over 1 1/2" deep. Days to Maturity - Crown Vetch is a perennial plant. It provides forage and cover for game the first year of planting but does not produce a heavy seed crop until the second year.
- . A member of the Sorghum family. Used
extensively for birds. Well adapted to the Southeast. Bears large seed heads
with abundant feed.Excellent for quail. Planting Date - In spring after danger of
frost and throughout the summer months.
Planting Rate - 10 pounds per acre
or 1/2 pound per 1000 square feet in game plots. Planting Depth - Seed should
be covered but not over 1 1/2" deep. Maturity - Seed will mature for
game approximately 110 days after
Partridge Peas Excellent quail feed. Annual reseeding legume. Provides cover for quail and other small wildlife. Suitable for almost any type of soil.Planting Date - In spring after danger of frost and throughout the summer monthsPlanting Rate - 5 pounds per acre in 30" rows or 15 pounds per acre broadcast or 1/2 pound per 1000 square feet in game plots. Days to Maturity - Seed will mature for game use in approximately 100 days from emergence..
Iron Clay Peas (Vigna Sinensis) -Late maturing peas providing feed for quail in late fall. Provides excellent green forage for deer. Planting Date - In spring after danger of frost and throughout the summer and early fall months. Planting Rate - 60 pounds per acre broadcast or 3 pounds per 1000 square feet in game plots Planting Depth - Seed must be covered 1' deep but no deeper than 1 1/2". Days to Maturity - The plants will produce forage for game about 45 days after emergence. Seed pods form in about 60 days and will mature in about 100 days.
Black Sunflower (F-2 Hybrid)-
from 2 to 3 feet in height with a small head full of black seed. Ideal game food for
all game who relish high oil content crops such as quail, dove, turkey, and pheasant.Grows
from 2 to 3 feet in height with a small head full of black seed. Ideal game food for
all game who relish high oil content crops such as quail, dove, turkey, and
pheasant.Planting Date - In spring after danger of frost and throughout the summer months
Planting Rate - 40 pounds per acre broadcast or 2 pounds per 1000square feet for game
plots. Planting Depth - Seed must be covered but no over 1 1/" deep.
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