Agronomy - Wildlife Food Plot
Provision Partners Co-op offers an assortment of plant foods, seeds, and crop protection products
Our educated staff can help you in finding the right products for your food plot:
- Wildlife Sunflower
- Wildlife Grain Sorghum
- Bulls-Eye Deer Turnips
- Plot Spike™ Forage Oats
- Trail Mixture (30% White Dutch Clover, 20% Creeping Red Fescue etc.)
- Sucraseed™ Sweet Spot (33% AberZest HSG Perennial Ryegrass**, etc.)
- Field Mixture (20% Alsike Clover, 20% Ladino Clover, 10% White Clover etc.)
- Point Builder Plus Mixture (20% Bulls-Eye Hybrid Turnips, 20% Will Ladino Clover etc.)
**High Sugar Grass Variety
Wildlife Food Plots - Lush Feed Promotes Horn Growth and Fawn Development
In farm country, the deer follows the farmers. The deer knows what they want and when they want it.
Late Winter/Early Spring:
Wildlife increase feeding activity. They find natural springs & forage areas where plants are greening up or have stayed green under the snow. These plants have higher calories, proteins and mineral content.
Wildlife eat the most tender, best tasting and leave the rest, unless there's nothing else. Once farmers take off their alfalfa or clover crop and the cut plants start their new growth, the deer take full advantage of high calories, protein and mineral.
How To Plant A Food Plot?
Conduct a Soil Test
To determine the pH (acidity) of your soil and its nutrient content.
Perform Soil Test Recommendations to Adjust pH
Plants in soils that are too low in pH will not be able to use soil nutrients very well. To raise pH levels, till in the recommended amount of agricultural lime and/or pellime per soil test recommendation. Lime well in advance of planting desired species. Pellime will react very quickly as is best to use just prior to planting and can be mixed and spread will with our other dry plant food products. The lime needs time to raise the soil pH, so it's best to till lime 6 months before planting.
Fertilize and Turn Your Soil
If no soil test was done or lime was not applied yet, disk in 400 pounds of pellime and an appropriate amount of regional fertilizer blend per acre just before planting.
Choose Your Food Plot Blend and Plant
Choose a food plot based on your location and time of year and plant using a seed broadcaster.
WARNING: These and other such products should not be used for feeding or baiting in counties and jurisdictions that prohibit their use in such manner. Please contact the DNR for baiting and feeding regulations in your area.