BioLogic Plot Performance Chicory Additive allows any clover or typical “green-field” plot to include the great nutritional quality and persistence of BioLogic’s chicory cultivars! Works extremely well in dry areas. Chicory is also a great source of protein ranging any where from 25%-30%.
When to Plant Northern Regions: All additives should be planted in early spring to allow root systems to develop prior to hot weather. Brassicas may also be planted in late summer or early fall; allow 30 – 60 days of growth prior to a frost.
Supported Species Whitetail Deer/Turkey
Northern Zone Spring
Transitional Zone Spring, Late Summer
Southern Zone Fall
Coverage 8 lbs per acre
Planting Depth 1/4 inch or less
Amount of Sunlight At least 6 hours per day.
Soil pH 5.5 to 7.0
Fertilizer If planted alone use 400 lbs of 10-10-10 per acre. If planted with clover we recommend ensuring the plot receives at least 400 pounds per acre of phosphorous and potassium.
Nutritional Value Very high in minerals. 25%-30% crude protein Chicory is a deep-rooted, drought resistant, extremely nutritious perennial crop that has been a foundation of BioLogic’s perennial blends. Now these same cultivars are available as an additive that you can simply add to your food plot blends.
Primary Usage Chicory thrives in dry, hot weather and also becomes very palatable at that point. When your clovers go dormant in the hot, dry weather, chicory keeps a nutritious food source available. Chicory can also be a great attractor for hunting season.
Soil Type Will grow in all soil types pending adequate soil moisture is available. Does well in dryer areas where some clovers are hard to establish.