Planting Fall Feed Plots for Wildlife

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Fall is a great time to start a fall feeding plot for the wildlife in your area. For those of you with a little extra space to plant seeds, you can grow Clovers, Winter Oats, Winter Peas, Turnips, Hairy Vetch, Winter Wheat and Rye Grass. All of these seeds can be planted in September/October. If you have one acre or two, here are the rates to plant seeds:

Arrowleaf Clover:  Broadcast 8 to 10 lbs. per acre.

Crimson Clover:  Broadcast 16 to 20 lbs. per acre.

Winter Oats: Broadcast 75 to 85 lbs per acre.

Turnips: Broadcast 3 to 5 lbs. per acre

Hairy Vetch: Broadcast 20 to 25 lbs. per acre

Winter Wheat: Broadcast 90 to 110 lbs. per acre

Winter Rye Grass: Broadcast 10 to 15 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

For a easier method to plant these deer plots, try Pennington Rackmaster® Deluxe Fall Deer Mixture.

Type: cool season annual seed mixture

Uses: Rackmaster® deluxe fall mixtures contain many annual grasses mixed with annual legumes for attracting deer, quail, and turkey. These fall mixes are regionally developed to provide the best plantings your money can buy for your area. These cool season plots are important to help your deer herd build up the carbohydrates needed as stored fat to survive the harsh winter months. Maintaining good body condition through the rut and the winter stress season will mean the difference in your overall management program. Wintergrazer 70 rye, Arrowleaf clover, Crimson clover, wheat, oats, and Austrian winter peas are just a few of the ingredients you may find in the regionally developed Rackmaster® mixtures.

Planting
Date:
 Sept. – Oct.
Rate: 100 lbs. acre or 2 1/2 lbs. 1000 sq. ft.
Depth: 1/4″

Best For:
Deer, Turkey, Rabbit and Quail

Keep all the wildlife happy and healthy this fall and winter and plant a feed plot for them. Contact us here or call one of our seven Fort Worth area Russell Feed & Supply locations nearest you for current availability on seeds.

 

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