Planting Guide

  • Step 1 to a successful plot is selecting a site. This one was recently logged and was mostly brush so we cleared the brush.
  • If you have a clearing already,mowing grass and removing cuttings is highly beneficial.
  • For our annual blends, Step 2 involves tilling the ground. Keep in mind that for best results annual seeds should be covered. No tilling is necessary for our perennial blends, just broadcast seed.
  • Broadcasting seed is Step 3 and can be done by the above method. Then sit back and watch your plot grow and attract monster bucks. Your neighbors will wonder where all "their" deer have gone!
  • Buck Buster Extreme was seeded only 5 days before.
  • Grows fast, then...
  • Eight weeks later it was grown up and been chowed down like a golf course! Over-grazing tolerant, it keeps on growing!
  • This plot of Buck Buster Brassicas look like a herd of pigs went through it. The deer are absolutely crazy for this stuff, especially after it freezes.

Planting Guide

Food Plot Mixes Seeding Rate Acre/Bag Planting Depth Planting Time
Annuals
Annual Wildlife Mix
Brush Country Buffet
Buck Buster Extreme
Secret Weapon
Buck Buster Brassicas
44lbs/acre
40lbs/acre
40lbs/acre
50lbs/acre
25lbs/acre
9lbs/acre
.5
.5
.5
.5
.2
.5
1/2-1"
1/4-1 1/2"
1/4-1 1/2"
1/2-1 1"
1/2-1 1"
1/4-1 1/2"
Spring
Spring
Spring
Late Sum/Fall
Late Sum/Fall
Mid Sum/Early Fall
Perennials
Hi Pro Forage
Rack Maker
Rack Maker Plus
Forested Trail
Wildlife Habitat
Topseed Trophy Clover
8-10lbs/acre
8-10lbs/acre
8-10lbs/acre
8-10lbs/acre
8-10lbs/acre
8-10lbs/acre
.5
.5
.5
.5
.5
.5
Less than 1/4"
1/4-1 1/2"
1/4-1 1/2"
Less than 1/4"
Less than 1/4"
Less than 1/4"
Spring/Sum*/Fall
Spring or Fall*
Spring or Fall*
Spring/Sum*/Fall
Spring/Sum*/Fall
Spring/Sum*/Fall
*as moisture permits. Moisture Availability is critical.

Fertilizer Efficiency Goes Up As Your pH Approaches Neutral

Soil Acidity Nitrogen Phosphate Potash Fertilizer Wasted
7.0 pH neutral
6.0 pH Medium Acid
5.5 pH Strong Acid
5.0 pH Very Strong Acid
4.5 pH Extremely Acid
100%
89%
77%
53%
30%
100%
52%
48%
34%
23%

100%
100%
77%
53%
33%

0.0%
19.67%
32.68%
53.67%
72.34%