Biologic Deer Radish is a blend of two different varieties of radishes and a small percentage of New Zealand Brassica and can be planted by itself or added to BioLogic seed blends to further increase attraction. Through our research we’ve determined BioLogic’s DEER-RADISH’s are among some of the most attractive food plots available. Whitetails love the highly nutritious forage and the long, sweet, nutrient packed roots making this plant 100% consumable. BioLogic’s DEER-RADISH creates one of the most attractive food plots available.
How to Plant: DEER-RADISH is best planted by spreading the seed on a well-prepared seed bed at 8lbs per acre. If possible use a cultipacker to help cover the seed and ensure good seed to soil contact. Broadcasting the see on a well-prepared seedbed just prior to a rain also produces an excellent stand as the rain serves to bury the seed the appropriate depth (1/4 inch) and ensures adequate soil moisture for germination. Disking is not a recommended method of covering the seed, as it will bury the seed too deep to allow germination. DEER-RADISH can be used to top-dress existing clover stands, adding several tons of nutritious forage during the fall. A mechanical grain drill is also an excellent method of planting.
When to Plant: DEER-RADISH is very hardy and will germinate in drier conditions than other common food plot crops; however, there must be some soil moisture available. Soil moisture is more critical than temperature. Plant early August in the North, and early September in the South.
Supported Species Whitetail Deer
Northern Zone Late Summer
Transitional Zone 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 6.0 to 7.0
Fertilizer 350 to 400 lbs of 13-13-13 per acre.
Nutritional Value Up to 38% protein. Averages mid to low 30’s. The forage is relished early The root bulbs are relished late and through to the following spring.
Primary Usage Utilization occurs from first frost until late winter. Proven late season performer.
Soil Type Will grow in all soil types pending adequate soil moisture is available