Clover Select is a premium perennial mix of high protein clovers found in Foundation Clover and drought hardy chicory. Clover Select will provide the critical year around nutrition to allow your deer to be the healthiest they can be during the most critical times of the year. Excellent attraction for Fall deer hunting and Spring turkey hunting. Clover Select will Attract, Develop and Grow your herd
• 1 bag is 2 lbs
• 1 case is 12 bags
• Covers up to 1/4 acre
Clover Select performs best when the soil pH is in a 6.0 to 7.0 range. A soil test is encouraged to determine your soils pH and fertility requirements prior to planting. Select a site with medium to heavy soils that receives 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.
*If using a drill, set the machine to plant at an average depth of 1/8 - ¼ inch.
Fertilizing: Perennial food plots should be fertilized each Spring, or can be broken out into two applications, with one in the Spring and another in late Summer. A soil test will tell the appropriate amount of fertilizer, and possibly save money. If a soil test is not taken, fertilize with 75 lbs. of 0-20-20 or similar, low nitrogen fertilizer, per ¼ acre. This rate can be split into two parts if fertilizing in the Spring and late Summer.
*It is important to check pH levels each year to maintain the proper range to ensure nutrients are available for uptake by the plants.
Mowing: Mowing perennial food plots will help keep unwanted grass and weeds out along with promoting new, more palatable growth. Two to three mowings per growing season will typically suffice. Avoid mowing when conditions are hot and dry, when plant may be stressed.
Herbicide: Mowing can be very effective at keeping broadleaf weeds out, but grasses can be more difficult and still cause problems. If grasses are still a problem a selective herbicide with an active ingredient such as clethodim or sethoxydim can be used. *Adding an adjuvant such as crop oil or surfactant make herbicides much more effective.
Place a small wire browse cage over a section of your plot to monitor browsing pressure.