Let’s talk about exactly how to plant a food plot. It’s really important to do this right if you want an optimal plot.
Then cover your seeds with _ inch of soil using a cultipacker or common drag such as a piece of fence. Do not use a disk to cover the seeds as this can bury them too deep for germination. If rain is imminent, no coverage is needed when planting Attractor Supreme or Texas Perfect 10. For these blends, the raindrops can actually “beat” the seeds into the ground to the appropriate depth. But Antler Advantage contains a large pea, and the rain may not bury it deep enough for germination. So Antler Advantage will require you to cover it with _ inch of soil using either a cultipacker or a common drag.
These steps are ideal for planting your food plot. But let’s face it - not everyone can perform a soil test 6 months in advance, wait to plant until there’s adequate soil moisture, or time their planting just before expected rainfall. So if you were not able to perform a soil test, we recommend you go ahead and add one ton of lime and an appropriate amount of a regional fertilizer blend per acre to your soil. The reason we recommend adding lime without a soil test is because most U.S. soils are naturally acidic. But be sure to check with your local County Extension Office to understand the general pH of the soil in your area.
Furthermore, some people may not have the luxury to wait for sufficient soil moisture before planting. They just plant whenever they have time to get out in the field. Just remember, if you plant without sufficient soil moisture or fail to get rainfall right after planting, there’s a chance top food plot performance could be affected.
Whether it’s our patented AntlerMax Deer Chow or our new high-performing food plot seed blends, our goal at Purina Mills remains the same: to provide your deer with the very best nutrition to maximize their health and antler growth. Please try our new food plot blends, and see what the checkerboard can do.
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