Deer food plots are defined as agricultural-type crops planted for deer to supplement nutrition provided by native vegetation. Deer food plots also reduce browsing pressure on native vegetation and allow for increased forest regeneration when proper deer numbers are maintained. More importantly, the higher nutritional value of food plots can have a huge impact during winter when native foods are limited in both quantity and quality. Though it takes some planning, the addition of food plots to native vegetation provides many benefits to any deer herd. Click any thumbnail below to read more information.
Clover King is the ideal perennial blend for deer food plots. Makes a great seed mixture as it is 90% clover with 10% alfalfa for extra flavor and palatability. This mixture of clover and alfalfa will provide approximately 30% protein for the majority of the year for increased antler growth. A single planting can last up to 5 years without re-seeding.
Deer greens food plot seed is an annual blend which has high nutritive value retained well after the first frost and in fact, palatibility for deer increases after a frost. Deer greens performs best when the soil pH is between 6.5 and 7.5 and soil fertility is high. Sprouting usually occurs after 5 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and reaches 30" in just few weeks. Plant this blend 30 - 90 days before deer season if possible to allow adequate growth for deer food plots. This ensures that there will be enough forage to keep the deer coming back to your location for several weeks or even months.