Clover Blend / Clover blend Plus Chicory
These can be planted in 3 different ways
- Frost seeded on a prepped plot , such as a previously planted grain plot. Broadcast at 9-10 pounds per acre
- Spring planting. Spray the plot with round up 2 weeks prior to planting. Lightly disc or till the area. Spread oats at 50 pounds per acre and 6-24-24 or 19-19-19 at 100 pounds per acre. Lightly disc or drag the plot to cover the seed/fertilizer . Pack the plot with a roller. Spread clovers at 8 pounds per acre. Repack
- Fall Planting. Spray 2 weeks prior to planting. Till or disc the area. Spread 100 pounds 19-19-19 and 50 pounds rye and 50 pounds of oats (all per acre). Disc or drag to cover the seed and fertilizer. Pack. Spread clovers and then repack
- This can be frost seeded (late winter / early spring) on prepared ground (8 ponds per acre)
- Spring planted with an oats cover crop (similar to the clover directions above) at 7 pounds per acre
- Fall planted similar to the clover directions above at 6-7 pounds per acre. Same rates with oats and rye nurse crop.
- Due to the nature of the smaller plot size of Seclusion plots, big equipment use may not be possible. Lightly raking or just spraying and seeding may be the only method possible.
Sweet Feast and Short Season Brassica Blend
1. Spray the area 2 weeks prior to planting. Disc or till the area. Spread 150 to 200 pounds 6-24-24 and 100 pounds of 46-0-0 (urea), or a slow release nitrogen. disc or till to cover fertilizer. Pack the plot with a roller or atv tires. Spread brassica seed at 6 pounds per acre. Pack again. Be careful to not over seed brassica.
These are very similar to brassica, but need to be planted in May. Spray the area 4 weeks and again 2 weeks prior to planting. Disc or till the area. Spread 200 pounds 6-24-24 and 100 pounds of a slow release nitrogen like 30-0-3. Broadcast seed at 7-8 pounds per acre. Lightly disc or drag to cover the seed 1/2 inch or so. Pack the area. A top dressing of more nitrogen at 50 to 75 pounds per acre in August or early September is probably needed.
Weed control is Stinger for broadleaf and Clethodim for grasses.
Food Plot Screen HD and Egyptian Wheat
We include these directions with your purchase. But a general overview is: 19-19-19 and 46-0-0 are the required nutrients. Planting depth is 1/2 to 1 inch deep. Soil temp has to be 65 or warmer. Preemergent weed control is 1 to 1.5 qts per acre simazine or atrazine.
Fall Forage/ Sandy Soil Fall Forage
Spray the area 2 weeks prior to planting. Lightly disc or till the area. Spread seed at 100 pounds per are and 100 pounds per acre of 19-19-19. Lightly disc or drag to cover the plot and bury the seed 1/2 to 1 inch. pack the plot. For fall Forage you can add 5 to 6 pounds of radishes and 8 to 10 pounds per acre of red clover per acre and pack again. For the Fall Forage Sandy Soil blend, you can add 8 pounds per acre of crimson clover and repack the plot.
NWWHS Green Forage Blend
Spray the area 2 weeks prior to planting. Lightly dis or till the area. Spread 100 pounds per acre of 19-19-19 and 100 pounds of green forage blend seed. Lightly disc or drag the plot to cover the seed 1/2 to 1 inch deep. You can add 4 pounds of radishes and 8 pounds of red clover per acre to the plot prior to packing the plot. Pack the plot. in September, broadcast 75 to 100 pounds of cereal rye / rye grain prior to a good rain.
We use one of two methods for switchgrass.
- Mow the area in July and make sure to get rid of all the thatch.
- These dates may vary per region of the country
- July: Spray Simazine / 2-4d / glyphosate (round up) combo (1 to 2 qts simazine per acre)
- August: Spray 2-4d / glyphosate
- September: Spray glyphosate
- Frost seed in late November/ December prior to snow or late February to March after snow melt.
- Mow the area asap in spring (if needed)
- Spray simazine when the frost is out of the ground. (1 to 2 qts. per acre simazine per acre)
- Let the weeds grow a few weeks after spring green up and spray 2-4d and round up combo
- 4 weeks later spray round up again
- Drill seed with a no till drill. Or, you can broadcast seed and roll it in if the soil has good moisture and you are not in a drought condition. If you have clay if sandy soils, we recommend drilling at this time of year to get the seed in the ground (1/8 deep).