BioLogic Spring Protein Peas is 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 their best chance for reaching their genetic potential when they have a consistent high protein food source during the spring and summer months. Protein Peas is 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 BioLogics P2 Plot Protector so plants can get established. Always install a utilization cage to monitor forage output and browse pressure. Each 8.5 lb bag plants 1/4 acre.
HOW TO PLANT:
Spring Protein Peas can be broadcast onto a well prepared seed bed and covered 1/2 to 1 inch in the soil. 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:
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.
Supported Species --Whitetail Deer
Northern Zone --Spring
Transitional Zone --Spring
Southern Zone --Spring
Coverage --34 lbs per acre
Planting Depth --1/2 inch
Amount of Sunlight Best in full sun but will perform in as little as 6 hours per day.
Soil pH--6.0 to 7.0
Fertilizer-- 350 lbs of 0-20-20 per acre.
Nutritional Value --These summer legumes range from 20% to 25% protein. This blend can significantly help in antler growth and fawn rearing / production.
Primary Usage --BioMass All Legume is attractive to deer very soon after germination. The beans can attract long into the season.
Soil Type --Will grow in all soil types pending adequate soil moisture is available.