Biologic Guide’s Choice waterfowl forage blend may be the most advanced waterfowl planting to ever be conceived. The ingredients and ratios have been scientifically selected to ensure seed production, ease of growth and waterfowl palatability. Highly durable in water environments and able to adapt to moisture conditions in the growing process, Guides Choice is proving to be dependable and successful. The bulk of Guide’s Choice was chosen for its ability to perform in a variety of conditions — wet or dry — with the additional ingredients in the blend favoring one condition or the other. No matter the conditions, you’re assured a diverse, vibrant stand. Additionally, the millions of seeds formed by these plants not only provide foraging opportunities but also encourage invertebrate activity which is so beneficial to waterfowl’s diet.
How to Plant Broadcast Guide's Choice on a well prepared seedbed or plant with a grain drill at a rate of 20 lbs. per acre. If broadcast, use a cultipacker or drag to lightly cover the seed. Do not disk, as this will bury the seeds too deep for germination. Fertilize to soil test recommendations (www.plantbiologic.com).
When to Plant Ideally, Guide’s Choice needs 75-80 days prior to a frost to mature but can mature faster under certain conditions. As a rule we would recommend planting in the South in July/early August and in northern climates during June and July.
Supported Species --Wild Turkey, Upland Birds, Waterfowl
Northern Zone --Spring, Early Summer
Transitional Zone --Spring, Summer
Southern Zone --Spring, Summer
Coverage --20 lbs. per acre.
Planting Depth --1/4 inch or less
Amount of Sunlight --Full sun
Soil pH --5.0 to 8.0 but prefers 6.2 to 7.0
Fertilizer --300-500 lbs of 10-10-10 per acre.
Nutritional Value --Seed production is very high with this blend. It is also high in vitamin content. Aside from the high yield of seeds, Guide’s Choice makes great cover for all game birds.
Primary Usage --Usage will start after the plants have matured some 45 to 90 days after germination. For waterfowl, much will depend on the availability of water to attract the waterfowl.
Soil Type --Will grow in all soil types pending adequate soil moisture is available.