Food Plot Planting Tips
To give your plants the best chance of success, plant with adequate soil moisture; typically early spring and fall planting will be the most successful. You can frost seed or plant in the spring when daytime high temps start to reach 63-65 degrees. Fall plantings should be planted prior to the onset of autumn rains. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your food plots are panted at least 30-45 days prior to the first frost. Clover Plus, Premium Perennial and Maximum are excellent choices for planting in the Northern Zone. For more details on Waterfowl Forage planting in the Northern Zone, please contact BioLogic.
For the Transitional Zone, optimum planting time for Clover Plus and Premium Perennial is early fall. This allows the plants to establish a better root system to survive the summer heat. However, both will do very well during an early spring planting, typically 30-40 days prior to the last frost in your area. These varieties provide long-term nutrition for the wildlife on your property. Excellent stands of Maximum can be established with early spring plantings or early fall plantings. Maximum is an excellent choice for over-seeding existing stands of Clover Plus and Premium Perennial. Green Patch Plus and Full Draw exhibit optimum results when planted during early fall. BioMass and Waterfowl Forage should be planted when soybeans are planted locally.
For the Southern Zone, Clover Plus and Premium Perennial should ideally be planted during early fall. These varieties can be planting in early spring but should be avoided for late spring plantings due to limited root growth before hot, dry conditions. Maximum is excellent for over-seeding into existing Clover Plus and Premium Perennial plots in early fall and for stand-alone plots in the early fall. BioMass is the product of choice for late spring and early summer plantings in the Southern Zone. Waterfowl Forage should only be planted in the late spring or early summer in this zone. Our central and southern Texas customers have great results planting Premium Perennial in the fall. It provides excellent fall, spring and early summer growth, but should be replanted the following fall.