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A throw and grow food plot is a type of food plot that is designed to be easy to establish. The name comes from the fact that all you need to do to establish the plot is to throw some seed on the ground and then let it grow.
These types of plots are usually used for hunting purposes, as they can provide a good source of food for deer and other wildlife.
A premium blend of forage clovers developed for deer with the added bonus of chicory creating the ultimate perennial clove. Use to spread throw and gro seed in prepared food plot area. An easy and quick way to seed.
Broadcast or shake create a personal food plot to attract and hold deer where you want to hunt. Tetraploid rye-grass forage clovers forage rape brassicas. Dimensions l x w x h: 12. 5″ X 5″ x 8″.
I read so many bad reviews on deer hunting sites about ryegrass. I don’t think the people giving the bad reviews understand the difference between diploid and tetraploid ryegrass. I planted Throw & Gro, which contains tetraploid ryegrass, on May 23rd.
and it is already attracting deer. Never before have I seen deer in my yard in the mid-afternoon during summer. I am now and it’s to eat this product as it grows. There wasn’t much of anything growing in the shade in my backyard to begin with, so all I did was mow what weeds were there as low as I could, roughed the soil up by driving my ATV around on it, spread the seed with a rotary spreader, spread some 13-13-13 the same way, drove around on my riding mower pushing the seed down into the soil surface and then watered it in.
I had noticeable growth within 5 days and deer started coming around after about two weeks. I included three photos. One from planting day and two from a deer I saw out there at 3 PM today. In the first deer photo, it is back in the food plot in-line with the tomato cage by the porch.
The 2nd deer photo is a cropped version of the first. I’d like to note that I live in an area with a lot of farming and there are new crops coming up all around that the deer could eat, but yet I am still getting them to come to my Throw & Gro plot.
My wife let the dog (lab) out at 10 PM the other night and there were three deer eating in the food plot that never left (dog didn’t see them but my wife did with the flood lights on).
You wont find better for a cover crop for garden. The rye at least is crazy solid. It grew dark green till mid Jan to. At that time the tips browned some. That was some of the thickest lush grass i have ever seen and starving out the fall weeds.
BUT for me i used it for green manure in my garden and i added Vetch. Problem was it did not winter kill and it was a hard season in the garden as it kept finding a way to come up despite a good plow and till of the garden in late spring.
My advice is to chemical kill a few days before turning it over. I will never use anything else despite the love hate i had with it over the summer. If your looking for organic matter for your garden this is a no brainer.
This company also has clover to add in there for frost planting so load it up. BEST STUFF EVER. I have a 3500 sq ft garden i did more then half with 1 bag and it was THICK THICK. The othe half i did winter rye (large seed) and it didnt do near as well and nor does it no till well either.
Broadcast this stuff water it hard and i mean hard and in a couple days watch it sprout.
I recently moved to PA from NYC (no exp with wildlife) & loved that deer were roaming around but then saw them munching on things I planted; was advised to toss seeds around tree trunks or in the woods, so I did just past the grass line w/no prepping the dirt (just happened we also had a good rainstorm later on) & within 3 days, deer were eating the tall, bright green stalks that grew.
No water is necessary bc when I tossed more a week later, no rain & didn’t water them & it still grew. So easy & if a city girl can do it with good results, then anyone could & I also know now that I can’t plant flowers/veggies w/o having Fort Knox around it – LOL but what a wonderful trade-off to live my goal-planning, dream life here in PA.
Bring ’em in and keep ’em coming back with this unbeatable array of can’t-miss feed-plot growing gear. The ultimate inchspread it and forget it inch mix of rye, fescue, rapeseed and clover, that’s a guaranteed grower in nearly any condition.
Just throw and go, then get ready to harvest! Spread it and forget it Grows in any condition Mix of rye, fescue, rapeseed and clover Addictive properties for deer No need to till or plant Weighs 4. 5 lbs.
Look, critters will come to this bait pile and eat it. Will it produce bigger deer? There’s no way to know without a controlled experiment that accounts for a group of deer that eats all other food sources and a group of deer that eats all other food sources PLUS this.
It’s not possible to rate this a 1 or a 5, but only a middle/ neutral rating. It comes down to this – do you believe in it? Does it work for you and your hunting lands? Do deer come to this bait pile, preferentially?.
This seed is the best! Using it in central Florida with low soil quality(sandy and lower ph 6. 0) and having no problem growing. Follow their advice on the packaging and you should have an outstanding small food plot!.
I spread a few bags of no sweat no til out on some sewer lines where I hunt and this stuff is incredible. After about 10 days it was 6-8 inches tall and the deer were already nibbling on it. I seeded on top of soil and it only rained a small bit the day I put the seed out.
If youre looking to create a personal food plot in a prime hunting spot thats inaccessible to heavy equipment, this is the blend for you. This highly nutritious and palatable mix can be planted without discing, and it contains premium ingredients like forage tetraploid ryegrass, fast-growing annual clovers and rape brassica.
These premium ingredients combine to deliver high levels of protein, carbohydrates and minerals, creating a forage with nutrition deer need and flavor they prefer.
This has over 80% rye Grass. That is what you put in your lawn. No value for deer. It should contain rye Grain, but since rye grass will also grow fast and fake you out to think you have something good growing in your plot, you get excited for nothing.
You’re better off buying the clover mix or forage feast. But yourself a favor and stay away from this. Trying to help other hunters save your money.
I purchased this blend to put in a hunting spot that has poor soil, lots of shade, and high traffic from deer. It was more or less a last ditch effort to have something growing there instead of mud. I put a little 14/14/14 on the ground then the seed and didn’t even cover it.
A couple of weeks later I had a stand of tetra ryegrass clover and brassicas. Deer have been using it since. Great product!!.
Mossy oak biologic biologists have known for years that bigger, healthier deer are possible, thanks to biologic new zealand seed blends. Over 20 years of research and scientific development have gone into each blend.
These feeds are specifically developed for deer with two things in mind–increased antler growth, and a heavier, healthier deer herd. Biologic blends produce approximately 38 percent crude protein and over 80 percent digestible nutrients, more than any other commercial forage available.
Biologic blends are pre-inoculated, providing you with everything you need to start a successful food plot, and are the perfect choice for all your planting needs. Hot spot seed easy to plant, fast germinating, and extremely attractive to deer.
Intended to be planted in a remote location. Plus the only tools you’ll need are a rake and/or blower. Drives big bucks wild and gives hunters their very own private food plot with minimal effort and expense.
very disappointed! I have bought and used “Hot Spot” for many years based on previous experience with the product. This time however, it appears that the seeds provided were of a very different make up.
All that came in was rye grass. I have always prepared my plot prior to seeding, utilizing both weed killer, and fertilizer prior to planting and this was the worst plot I have ever had with this product.
Based on the package, you don’t have to prepare a field or area in the manner I did, It’s basically a throw and grow type of plot mix. I’m not sure what happened during packaging, but 3 5lb bags failed to produce.
The best part of this product is the lack of soil preparation that is needed. We disked the field but there were still some weeds. So far it is growing great. I would give it 5 stars but it is not a full grown product.
Looks like it will be a great treat those big bucks.
The Forage Brassicas in ShotPlot are the most palatable and nutritious forage plants in the world. ShotPlot creates a food plot quickly by growing over 24 inches tall in 45 days. Once mature, deer will begin devouring it as the plants surge with new growth to replace the consumed leaves.
ShotPlot is the perfect annual food plot to attract your deer. The best yielding New Zealand forage brassicas, including rape and turnip varieties, blended together in ShotPlot to deliver the highest levels of protein and mineral content of any annual forage crop available on the market today up to 38% protein.
By blending brassica varieties, this mixture has been adapted to an extremely wide range of soils and weather conditions and will provide both abundant large-leaf and root forage into the winter months.
Average mature plant height is 24 inches tall. These forage brassicas have been selected to begin maturing in about 45 days. Once mature, they begin fixing more sugars in their leaves and become a huge attractant to deer.
As the sugars are fixed in the leaves the protein begins to increase and deer begin to forage heavily on the leaves to get the nutrients that they need. Cold weather will also jump start ShotPlot to increase the sugar content in it’s leaves.
The r*pe and turnips are easy to establish, just follow the planting dates. These are a constant producer year in and year out. I’ve never had any problems establishing ShotPlot wherever I have food plots.
The r*pe and turnips germinate after about a week with sufficient rainfall, which provides quick ground cover and outcompetes the onset of winter annual weeds. As long as you have sufficient cover, the deer will tear these up and eventually dig the turnips out of the ground.
The reason I say this is b/c I’ve planted ShotPlot in a fairly open field near a creek bottom and the deer wouldn’t feed b/c they didn’t feel safe enough to come out in the field. ShotPlot is almost fool proof.
I would recommend putting up an exclusion cage to determine if the deer are eating the r*pe and turnips. Another note, I sometimes use ShotPlot as a nurse crop when I plant clover. Just seed ShotPlot at about 1/4 of the rec’d rate and it will establish a quick ground cover and shade/protect the yound clover seedlings.
The turnips will establish and then die in the late spring, then the clover will come on strong. I’m not saying it will always work that way, but it sure looks good when it does. I do it b/c sometimes clover can take a while to establish, and the weeds can really take over.
I’d rec’d ShotPlot to anybody for a late season food plot, especially first timers just getting into planting food plots.
Have been using this for a couple of years now, trial and error. Have found that it seems to work best on logging roads and trails. Will work other places, just found it worked better on trails and logging roads, where gets plenty of sunlight.
I prefer to make several small plots close together, instead of 1 larger plot. So I will create little plots all along the logging road. I get the deer traveling the logging roads which allows for more shooting opportunities.
We created a plot on the logging road about 60 yards before it runs along a bean/corn/wheat field. Almost always deer hitting that plot before moving on to the crop field. Because of the several small plots, I believe we are keeping more deer on our place.
Follow the directions. Lime and fertilizer are key. Get rid of other vegetation prior to planting. Then if able, mix some miracle grow and use a water can to water them with the miracle grow. I tried a little patch with and a little patch without.
Honey Hole is a mixture of 4 unique varieties of Brassicas, which include 3 varieties of Rape, and 2 varieties of Turnips. Honey Hole is an ideal plot for the fall and winter. After the first frost the plants go from bitter to sweet and the deer love them!! Honey Hole is best planted in late summer or early fall.
Because these plants will thrive with little or no tilling, anyone can create their own “Honey Hole. ” Recommended fertilizer is 19-19-19 or 15-15-15 at 300lbs. per acre. pH should be between 5. 5-6.
I planted the other 2 bags I bought and this is now my go to food plot it really grows fast and is doing great in northern Wisconsin I have tried different ones but they never grew like this one highly recommended.
Hancock’s Ultimate FALL Food Plot Seed Mix offers four simple yet high-quality, high-performance forage varieties for whitetail deer. Hancock’s Ultimate FALL Deer Mix is designed to be an affordable, high protein, drought tolerant mix with wide soil adaptability.
Our quality mix will provide nutrition throughout the Fall and Winter or early Spring. ~~~ Hancock’s Ultimate FALL Food Plot Seed Mix offers four simple yet high-quality, high-performance forage varieties for whitetail deer.
Hancock’s Ultimate FALL Deer Mix is designed to be an affordable, high protein, drought tolerant mix with wide soil adaptability. Our quality mix will provide nutrition throughout the Fall and Winter or early Spring.
Blended of three cool season annual grains and a reseeding red clover, it will germinate very quickly and provide forage that lasts. Hancock’s Ultimate Fall Food Plot Mix is cold hardy and well adapted to all areas of the United States.
Product Information Application or Use: Pasture, Food Plot, Cover Crop, Erosion Control, Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing, Nitrogen-fixing Germination Time: 5 – 7 days, under optimal conditions Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season Height: Up to 5 feet Sunlight Requirements: 6+ hours, full sun for best results Advantages: Designed to be an affordable, high protein, drought tolerant mix with wide soil adaptability.
When to Plant: Recommended planting time is fall when night time temperatures are consistently below 65 degrees. Hancock’s Ultimate Fall Food Plot Mix delivers a super easy to grow, high protein food plot which, if managed properly, will provide crude protein levels typically in the 20 to 25 percent range from Fall through Spring.
A deer enthusiast will appreciate this knowing high protein plots increases antler size, body weight and herd health. Our Ultimate Fall Food Plot Mix is preferred over many others because of the tough nature and high carbs the grains offer paired with the added “ candy” clover.
It’s irresistible! Hancock’s Ultimate Fall Food Plot Mix is scarified and pre-inoculated. ~~~ Remove all old vegetation to prepare a clean seedbed by means of a disc. Drag area to loosen and level any hard or uneven spots if necessary.
Apply a slow-release starter fertilizer at the recommended rate of 250 lbs. per acre. Fertilize three times a year for best results. Broadcast seed at recommended rate. Drag or roll lightly to cover the seed no more than 1/4 in.
below surface. If you are overseeding an existing area, it is pertinent to mow existing grass low and incorporate seed 1/4 in. into soil for best results. Apply irrigation for approximately 30 minutes each evening until soil is damp, and germination has occurred.
Irrigate newly-seeded areas every other day until the sprout reaches 6 in. , then water recommended three times a week if needed.
My family has been purchasing from Hancock for our Fall and Winter deer food plots for the past four years. We have had incredible germination rates and great food plots each year. Even when rain amounts were low we have still had great success and will continue to buy seed from Hancock every year for all of our hunting needs.
We are especially big fans of the Hancock’s fall/winter food plot seed mix. W. S. Davis Hamilton County, FL.
Saturday 12/7: Cleared about a 50′ (don’t want to put too much pressure right now) area in some brush and blew away the leaves with a leaf blower. Dumped two bags of aglime and spread 20 lb of 10-10-10.
Churned up the ground with a $30 hand cultivator from the hardware store. Came back Tuesday 12/10: Broadcast the seeds and took 10 minutes to work them in a little with the cultivator. Thursday 12/12 it rained.
Sunday 12/15 I have a field of sprouts and could not be happier with my “Poor Man’s Food Plot”. I expect in the next two weeks to have a great food source as long as we get one more decent rain. I’m going to expand it in the spring to about an acre so I will be back for a summer blend! I’m in Central Florida.
We ordered Handcock’s Ultimate Fall Food Plot seed towards the end of September. It was delivered to our door within a week. The previous year, we planted a 5 acre plot with the same mix. It grew very quickly to the height that deer were barely visible.
Added a second food plot this season. After two weeks and a couple rains. It is already coming up. We have gone to an over hunted ranch by the previous owners to a property with awesome potential in just two seasons.
Deer Plot Food Plot Mix (1 Acre) is a blend of traditional cool season grains, BioLogic brassicas, and deer radishes, created to provide attractive forage throughout the fall and well into the winter months.
Deer plot is a cost effective, performance proven food plot seed blend for experienced land managers or food plot beginners. This 45 lb. bag of deer plot is an excellent selection for clubs and an economical choice for large plantings.
45 lb. bag of deer plot mix is an excellent choice for a 1 acre planting Food plot seed features a great blend of cereal grains, radish and brassicas This deer plot is a cost effective, performance proven, food plot blend Provides attractive forage throughout the fall and well into the winter.
Cleared an acre of land. Prepped and tested soils. Planted this bag, a bag of clover and a bag of “bow stand”. Bow stand took off great, oats and brassicas in there are coming in strong. Clover and alfalfa mix is sprouting.
This has 0 growth. Not 5% germination. Maybe a bad batch or bag as everyone else had great quality but man, I even reseeded 5 days after first planting in the middle of a storm hoping to get something growing, but 12 days after original planting, 4 rain storms and nothing.
I used this product as my first ever food plot because of price. Best value I have found. Used on pieces of land that had never been farmed or anything. This product came up and produced very good I thought.
My son and I were able to harvest two deer off of our family land because of our small food plot. Like this product so much I bought two bags this year and look forward to more good results.
I am new to planting food plots so I purchased Deer Plot by Mossy Oak. I didn’t really know if it would grow or not. Well needless to say it will grow. i didn’t even get a chance to fertilize the acreage yet and i already have growth with minimal rain.
I can only imagine what its gonna look like in a few weeks.
Spring and Summer are the best seasons for grilling out, and humans aren’t the only creatures that want protein! Bring the big bucks to your land with Hancock’s Spring & Summer Food Plot Seed Mix. This advanced mix ensures large antlers and healthy herds.
~~~ Hancock’s Spring & Summer Food Plot Seed Mix offers four high-quality, high-protein legumes to bring in the deer when native browse has become tough and low in nutrition. Hancock’s Spring & Summer Food Plot Seed Mix will provide high protein nutrition throughout the spring and summer, into the fall until the first hard frost.
High protein food plots will increase antler size, body weight and herd health. Our Spring & Summer Mix will continue to feed your deer herd into the first part of hunting season. Product Information Application or Use: Pasture, Food Plot, Cover Crop Germination Time: 7 – 14 days, under optimal conditions Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season Height: 1 – 6 feet Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results Advantages: Provides high protein nutrition throughout the spring and summer, into the fall until the first hard frost.
When to Plant: Recommended planting time is Spring and Summer when night time temperatures are consistently above 65 degrees. The fast-germinating Wild Game Sorghum, Peredovic Sunflowers, Dwarf Deer Corn, and Millet help protect the legume seedlings from early over-browse.
After the Iron Clay Peas, Aeschynomene, Sunn Hemp and Alyce Clover are established, deer will utilize their tender buds all Summer until the first hard frost. Depending on your food plot location, this food plot seed mix can still be drawing deer well into the fall and winter hunting season.
Hancock’s Spring & Summer Food Plot Seed Mix is scarified and pre-inoculated. “I have used Hancock Seed products at my hunt clubs for over five years with dramatic results. My deer herd and turkey flocks are not only healthier but the numbers have dramatically increased with these products.
The blended product that I get, gives me a food plot which has different nutrients maturing at different times during the growing season, thus giving me a continual food source for my wildlife. I like these products the best because they are geared towards our Florida soils and perform the best.
The results speak for themselves. ” Common aeschynomene has a high nutritive value and is very palatable to cattle and deer. It has been used in the cattle industry and for wildlife plantings for many.
As I reported previously, when I opened the bag, the dust just billowed out. Hancock’s explanation was that the seeds had been treated/inoculated. Well, I’ve bought a lot of seed over the years and I have never had this happen, even with inoculated seeds.
It was a total surprise. If this is a normal occurrence, Hancock should at least a heads up when advertising the seed. As far as growth? Still waiting to see.
No problems with transaction and quick shipping. However the seed seemed as if it was swept off the floor tons of debris in the bag. Poor germination. I have used this seed company before with no problems.
I was late ordering and seems of they just cobbled together a bag. I don’t like giving bad reviews but the seed just wasn’t up to their standards.
I decided to purchase seed from this company based on several great reviews from individuals personally known. I placed an order for 50 pounds of Spring/Summer mix and some vetch as well. The delivery time was alright considering the pandemic we are experiencing right now and the seed was packaged well.
Upon opening the box that contained both products, I was surprised to find dust everywhere. The Spring/Summer mix was not torn open but was full of what appeared to be corn or grain dust. At 70+ dollars a bag, I did not expect to find meal in place of seed.
I did not find any insects in the bag and therfore decided to put the seed in the ground. Hopefully the seed will germinate and I will be inclined to update this review.
PlotSpike Clover Blend Food Plot Seed, 82010 Clovers, the primary ingredients in this PlotSpike 82010 Clover Blend Food Plot Seed, are a type of legume that are critical to any plot as forage or complementary plants.
They are tender and palatable, and they provide high levels of protein and carbohydrates that deer populations love. Plus, they play host for nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which help maintain critical nitrogen levels in the soil.
I have been using this clover for several years now. I make small food plots by hand with a hand tiller and a rake. I also have a big food plot in my back yard. The deer love it. It also grows well in the woods.
I have used throw and grow, not that impressed. Clover does better with shade and i think attracts deer better. Very satisfied with this product.
I bought several 40 lb bags of the Plot Spike and planted it in 5 different locations on my farm for deer and turkey. I planted it in areas around existing row crops that were left vacant due to being to wet when planted.
I planted it in August. Now, in October the plots have flourished. I cannot believe how well it has turned out. The Chicory has really jumped up and covered the field. I never expected these results from a affordable blend.
Whitetail Institute Imperial Extreme Food Plot Seed is ideal for any area that gets at least 15″of rain a year. This seed is cold tolerant and heat resistant making it versatile enough for use practically anywhere in the United States.
Extreme Food Plot Seed provides attractive forage and will keep coming back for up to five years without replanting. 5. 6 pound bag will seed approximately 1/4 acre, and 23 pound bag will plant approximately 1 acre.
tilled up a quarter acre, put out fertilizer, and broadcast the seed last Saturday 3/18/2017. so far everything is coming up good, I’m just waiting on it reach 3 inch’s so I can put the second round of fertilizer out.
Don’t pass up on a great plot site just because you can’t till the soil. If you can get there by 4-wheeler, or even just on foot, you can plant a highly attractive, nutritious food plot with Imperial No-Plough.
No-Plough is highly attractive and will draw deer to your property and hold them there. It’s so attractive that many hunters plant No-Plough, even when they can prepare the seedbed with tilling equipment.
The forage grains and grasses in No-Plough attract deer as early as a few days after planting. Clovers continue to hold deer throughout the season. And once the weather turns cold, the winter greens give deer a nutritious and attractive food source.
No-Plough can flourish in areas where tillage isn’t an option. It can also flourish in a wide variety of soil types. However, the more fully you can prepare the seedbed, the better No-Plough will perform.
A high-protein annual that can provide up to 9 months of attraction and nutrition for optimal deer growth and antler developmentand preparation can be done with as little as hand tools.
I can tell anyone that THIS STUFF GROWS and it grows without a lot of prep and ground work. I’ve planted NO Plow about 5 times. Old corn fields, power lines, cut bean fields ect ect. The stuff grows, if you kill weeds fertilize and just break the surface of the ground.
The problem though is here in the south some southern deer DO NOT eat this type of brassica in no plow. Theyll eat some of the grasses and other stuff in it but I’ve planted this stuff in 2 different counties.
Waited until hard frosts and freezing temps. The deer didn’t touch it during or after hunting season. I think its a product best for deer up north. I don’t think the brassica blend it what deer eat “in my area”.
I purchased two 25 lb bags. I have a few stands in very remote areas. Spent over a hundred hours this spring planting fertilizing liming. Bottom line. If there is any forest canopy this will not grow.
It needs more than four hours of sunlight a day. The plot I planted with full sunlight grew well. However, it’s basically a stand of tall grass. The various fescues dominate the plot choking out any other forms of seed.
This is essentially just a very expensive way to purchase grass seed. Furthermore the full sunlight No Plow plot is planted immediately next to a plot of clover and chicory. There is no question that the deer in my area strongly prefer the Clover and Chicory, hardly ever showing any interest in the No Plow.
I thought after a hard frost things may change but they haven’t. I wouldn’t waste your money on this product.
Hancock s Fall & Winter Food Plot Seed MixWhen Winter comes, deer are looking for high protein counts, and you should be looking for a food plot mixture that supplies them. Hancock s Fall & Winter Food Plot Seed Mix is the answer, featuring a variety of protein-heavy legumes.
Hancock s Fall & Winter Wildlife Seed Blend is designed for low-cost Winter food plots that provide a variety of high protein legumes. Our Winter food plot blend is, plain-and-simple, quality seed with quality results.
We planted our food plots in SW Georgia in early September. Soil moisture was perfect and we had about 1 inch of rain the next day. Within one week all cameras showed beautiful, lush green growth. Then nothing, no rain for three weeks.
I expected brown fields for opening day, and was greatly surprised. Everything, especially the radishes, is in great shape. The wheat and oats are thriving in spite of heavy browsing. Only the peas seem to be adversely affected by dry conditions and browsing.
I was ordering this as a gift. It arrived not in the nice bag shown online but in a clear unmarked plastic pouch with a white sticker on it. Also, I was surprised on how much dirt/inert matter (11%) and ****/crop seed (1%) you allow in the bag.
The total seed germination was only 80%. This means 88% was seed and only 80% of that will germinate at best so my 10lb bag was only good for 7lbs of usable seed. That’s a far cry from others I have purchased elsewhere.
Bigger deer. Bigger racks. Bigger trophies. They’re all possible, thanks to BioLogic New Zealand Seed Blends. These products were scientifically developed in New Zealand specifically for whitetail deer.
These feeds are scientifically proven to grow trophy deer better than any other commercial or natural feed available. Better tasting than natural food, deer actually seek out plots where it’s planted.
And with 38% crude protein, it’s almost twice as nutritious as clover. BioLogic Seed Blends were developed with 2 things in mind, antler growth and a healthy, heavier animal. 2. 25-lb. bag covers up to 1/4 acre.
9- or 10-lb. bag covers up to 1 acre. 27- or 30-lb. bag covers up to 3 acres. MaximumHigh protein, all-brassica selection. Large-leafed plants from New Zealand deliver 38% protein and are easily digested.
Superb in the north for winter forage. Plant Spring or Fall.
I tried regular seed from the local store last year. It came up but I went back to this stuff this year. It grows and grows big. Deer and turkey love it. Have had a dozen deer in front of me at one time with these plots.
Fertilize and put on good soil. Think like a farmer for best results. In Ohio feeds well through early December in warmer years.
Bought these at the end of 2009 (along with 2 other biologic seeds) on sale to plant the next spring. Didn’t get to it until this spring (2014). Did it without much hope of seeing anything as it did say on the package the date of inspection was in the summer of 2009.
Well, it still sprouted pretty good. I did put this up on about a 1/4 acre but a lot of weeds got through and the density of the seed variety from this bag was pour. I do give it the 4 stars because it still sprouted after 5 years in the bag but would recommend putting at least double what the company says for covering adequately what you want.
The high sugar content of Whitetail Institute Imperial Forage Oats Plus creates a food plot that whitetails simply can’t resist. In fact, it works SO well that it was removed from university grain-production trials and shelved due to heavy grazing by deer.
High in sugar and winter-hearty, this specially formulated mix includes small amounts specially selected winter wheat and triticale to boost its cold-weather tolerance. Plant in late summer/early Fall.
Establishes quickly and covers up to 0. 5 acre. Annual seed mix designed for early fall planting High sugar content produces maximum attraction Winter hardy and cold-weather tolerant Specially selected winter wheat and triticale included Grows in slightly sandy soil to heavy bottom land Plants up to 0.
We all shop pricing trying to get a stand that “Will do” for as little as possible. Makes sense, really. But In this Whitetail Institute Forage Oat product I got well beyond what I had hoped to get. I bought this on close out and planted it along side my other “Bargains”.
Most from Brand names you would recognize. I generally make a good prep, lime (120# per acre) and ska-fire break 8 weeks early when I turn the weeds up for the roots to freeze. Add Fertilizer (Best deal I can find on 17-17-17, 100# per acre) immediately before Disc, Seed, Cover, and top dress with another 50# 17-17-17 per acre.
The difference in this product and the other was excellent and uniform germination even though I worried I might have covered some too deep. (Parallel disc method) A dense stand that grew to 3-4″ about a week sooner than other Oat brands, as well as , Chicory, Winter Wheat and Annual Rye planted.
(Didn’t expect the Radishes, Turnips and Clovers to do too much quickly. ) It was only happenstance that I didn’t mix and mingle as I typically do (thinking that if I have a large variety mixed in the offering SOMETHING will find conditions where they fall agreeable even if the rest does not, and, therefore I will not be left with sparse patchy looking stands).
The Whitetail Institute Oats shown brightly in comparison. The sprouts were thicker sooner, they were more often 2-3 sprouts a kernel than 1 and it was simply a healthier looking stand. The real eye opener was the way the deer and turkey seized on the stand almost immediately.
The herd was wading across other plantings to get at these Forage Oats. They did feed across the other brands put trail cam photos showed the wandering stopped when they reached Whitetail Institute Imperial Forage, Oats.
The difference was pronounced such that I worried they would over graze the plot and do serious damage such that it might fail. We do not have a VERY dense Deer population in Zone 1, Upper Zone 2 South Carolina, (Might even be a bit low in numbers), but what we DO have focused on the Whitetail Institute Imperial Forage Oats but with a bit of timely rain the Oats stood the grazing and made it thru the late spring.
Where I strip turn (Repeat) the process for Peas, Beans, Sunflower, Lab Lab and Millet. I will say for me The difference was such that this year I am paying full price to be sure I get the quantity Whitetail Institute Imperial Forage Oats I want to plant and will not fool with mixing in off brand Wheat and Rye.
I’ll still add the boutique radishes etc. but I am sticking with a winner that is bang for your bucks in the grazing grasses.
If you have never tried oats for food plots your missing the boat. By far this stuff will bring them in better than any other. Our archery season does not start until the 1st of Oct so you don’t need to plant this until about 4 weeks prior.
I wouldn’t even be concerned if you planted this in mid Sept. That’s how fast the word gets out. It will germinate in about 10 days and by day 12 the deer will be all over it. We’re in the NE part of PA and the oats held up until about the 3rd week in November and then they started to brown with the cold temps.
I would strongly recommend you throw on some turnips or other hearty brassica after you sow this stuff in to get you through December. For fun we planted this on half of a 1. 5 acre field and the well known competitor BFO on the other half and saw no preference by the deer.
They oats also lasted into the cold temps for about the same number of weeks so buy whatever is cheaper and available. Oats are an attractant not a great food source. I am sure there is some nutrition but it does not give you the year round food deer and turkey need like clover does so this is best used if you have just a small amount of land and you want to pull game in from other places or small plots to complement your clover fields.
Oats will grow in just about any soil. Certainly amending yours to the right PH and fertilizing is going to make the plot better but it’s not absolutely necessary. Typically we disc up a plot, spread the seed and cover with cultipacker or light harrow.
If you want to plant some brassica, do this after you sow in the seed with a cultipacker then recultipack or just before a rain storm. The guys at my club were pretty skeptical when I tried this out on one of the fields that was too late to seed for clover in the fall.
Their minds changed fast after they saw how many deer pulled in from who knows where. 5 stars for being an excellent easy to plant attractant. If you have not tried this, you better hope your neighbor doesn’t either.
Our hunting club, located in central Alabama, has planted your Forage Oats for the past 3 years. We have 14 fields ranging in size from 1/8 – 1/2 ac. and spread over 900+ acres. We experimented in the 1st year and planted all fields in these oats, based solely on Dr.
Kroll’s review of this product, to see if certain parts of our property held more deer than others. By the end of that 1st season, you could not step onto any of the 14 fields without stepping in a deer track.
It beat anything we had ever planted before, by far. Our plots stay lush & green from Oct. 1st. through mid-July when the summer heat finally takes its toll. Within a few weeks, we will plant them again for our 4th season.
It is “hands down” the best food plot seed we have found to date. Thanks for a Great Product!!.
If youre looking for a fantastic early season forage solution for your deer plot, look no further than our exclusive forage oats. This chemical- and filler-free blend is for southern climates but does offer some cold resistance compared to other common forage varieties.
University trials have shown that its capable of producing over 10,000 lbs. /acre.
Product came up nice and green and was looking good until about 6to8 inches then it turned brown and withered to nothing like it was sprayed with poison. I lost all of my food pots at once! All 3 hundred pounds worth! I have always planted buck forage oats with success for years.
I could not get my usual brand this year so I tried Plot Spike brand. Bad mistake!never again! A lot of hard work time and money wasted! Very disappointed and upset.
Been planting PlotSpike for 4 years. Best forage oats for the fall , the deer love it. Around Christmas add 33-0-0 fertilizer and you will be set for the rut. Don’t make the mistake I made this year , I usually get the bags sent to the store , hit the wrong button and it was truck delivered to my house.
Cost me almost double the price I would have paid. Once you order , they want let you change it back to your store.
Sometimes, the best spots for food plots can be the toughest places to maneuver heavy equipment. If you can get there by 4-wheeler or foot and the area gets 3 to 4 hours of sunlight a day, Whitetail Institute Imperial No-Plow can give you a hardy, fast-growing crop of highly nutritious and attractive forage.
No-Plow is a high-protein annual that can provide up to 9 months of attraction and nutrition for optimal deer growth and antler development. Preparation can be done with as little as hand tools.
Great stuff for an area only accessible with riding mower and unable to plow. Deer and turkey love it (along with other animals, rabbit, etc). They keep it trimmed where it hardly gets a chance to grow to maturity.
Keeps them coming in all year round. I was surprised how it germinated by just broadcasting on the surface with the other grasses. I’ve used the Imperial Whitetail Clover in a prepared field years ago and it was awesome.
This stuff seems to be close without the work. I would recommend Whitetail Institute seed products to everyone. I’m sold!.
I bought the Imperial No Plow out of curiosity to give it a try. I cleared a small area of mostly shaded soil of the leaves with a rake, loosened the soil, and spread the seed by hand. We had a few good days of rain a few days later.
After about 14 days I had a nice crop of clover and rye grass. I planted in early May which is a bit late for my region but the seed still took well. I did not do any other soil prep like fertilizer or lime so I was pretty happy with the results so far.
I can’t speak to it’s effectiveness with atracting deer yet but hopefully I’ll see some interest over the summer and fall.
Designed to attract and hold deer in desired area to build herd. Contains forage oats, turnips, clover and triticale. High protein forage. 20 lb. bag covers 22,000 square ft. or 1/2 acre. Use early, mid or late season.
The conclusion of a throw and grow food plot is that it is a great way to grow food without having to do any tilling or other preparation of the soil. You simply throw the seeds on the ground and then cover them with a layer of mulch.
The mulch will hold in moisture and help the seeds to germinate. Once the seeds have germinated, you can then thin them out so that only the strongest plants remain. This method of growing food is great for those who do not have a lot of time to dedicate to gardening or those who do not have the physical ability to do a lot of work in the garden.