Biologic Spring Protein Peas Plus is an annual warm season planting of iron and clay pea, mung beans, sunflower, and grain sorghum that is designed to provide maximum nutrition for your deer herd through the critical growing months. 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. This mix also provides excellent nutrition and attraction for game bird such as quall, pheasant, dove and turkeys. Protein Peas Plus is a drought and browse tolerant planting that is high in nutrition and very attractive to whitetails. In areas of high deer density, Protein Peas Plus 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. Protein Peas Plus generally runs anywhere from 20- 28 percent protein and has great digestibility.
HOW TO PLANT: Spring Protein Peas Plus 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 10-20-20 or a comparable low nitrogen fertilizer. This blend can also be planted with a no-till drill or similar planters, use the setting for small peas at 40lbs per acre. Set planting depth to 1 inch.
WHEN TO PLANT:Spring Protein Peas Plus 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 --40 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 are high in protein. This blend can significantly help in antler growth and fawn rearing / production.
Primary Usage --Spring Protein Pea Plus 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.