Food Plot Planting guides and tips
Grow them like the GameKeepers and learn the secrets of growing the most productive food plots. Just click on your region below to download the latest planting guide sheet.
SOIL TESTING: KNOWING YOUR SOIL CHARACTERISTICS
Knowing the characteristics of the soil not only helps determine the most productive species to plant but gives land managers the information needed to properly amend the soil ensuring a successful, nutritious food plot. Since soil acidity levels are so important in establishing and creating a successful food plot, BioLogic has created an easy to use way to test the levels in your soil. Simply click the link below and get your soil tested today.BIOLOGIC SOIL TEST
Soil temperature is an important factor for a seed to begin life. While some seeds can germinate with a soil temperature as low as 60°F or as high as 95°F, but most seeds have an ideal germination temperature from the mid-70s to mid-80 degree range. Seeds will germinate at lower temperatures, but the success rate may go down some.US SOIL TEMPERATURE MAP
pLANTING GUIDE | Northern Region
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. at 662.495.9292 or mail email@example.com.
pLANTING gUIDE | Transitional Region
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.
pLANTING gUIDE | Southern Region
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.