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BioLogic Spring Protein Peas provide Maximum Nutrition During Critical Months
BioLogic Spring Protein Peas are an annual warm season planting that is designed to provide maximum nutrition for your deer herd through the critical growing months. Spring Protein Peas have two different succession rates, the iron and clay pea is desired as soon as it germs and the mung bean tends to be more palatable once it flowers later in the summer. Whitetails have the best chance of reaching their genetic potential when they have a consistent high-protein food source during the spring and summer months. Protein Peas are a very drought and browse-tolerant planting that is high in nutrition and very attractive to whitetails. In areas of high deer density, Protein Peas may need protection with BioLogic’s P2 Plot Protector so plants can get established. Always install a utilization cage to monitor forage output and browse pressure. Each 20 lb. bag plants 1/2 acre.
HOW TO PLANT BIOLOGIC SPRING PROTEIN PEAS:
Spring Protein Peas can be broadcast onto a well-prepared seed bed and covered 1/2 to 1 inch in the soil. Spring pea seeds left on the soil surface may have poor germination and be eaten by pests. Be sure to soil test and add appropriate fertilizer at or just before planting time. If needed, lime should ideally be applied several months before planting. Without a current soil test to go by, fertilize with 200-300lbs per acre of 0-20-20 or a comparable low or no nitrogen fertilizer. This blend can also be planted with a no-till drill or similar planters, use the setting for small peas at 30-34lbs per acre. Set planting depth to 1 inch.
WHEN TO PLANT BIOLOGIC SPRING PROTEIN PEAS:
Spring Protein Peas can be planted anytime in the spring or summer months. For maximum forage output, plant in spring 2-3 weeks after the last frost for your region when soil temperatures reach 55-60 degrees.
BIOLOGIC SPRING PROTEIN PEAS PLANTING GUIDE:
20 lbs per 1/2 acre
1/2 inch in a well prepared seed bed
Amount of Sunlight:
Best in full sun but will perform in as little as 6 hours per day.
6.0 to 7.0
Follow soil test guidelines or 350 lbs of 0-20-20 per acre for general applications.
These summer legumes range from 20% to 25% protein. This blend can significantly help in antler growth and fawn rearing / production.
BioMass All Legume is attractive to deer very soon after germination. The beans can attract long into the season.
Will grow in all soil types pending adequate soil moisture is available.