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Northwoods Whitetails

Soil Builder Blend

Soil Builder Blend

Regular price $52.95 USD
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Something new to the food plot industry. A mix for the hunter with less than ideal soil. Our blend contains plants (grains, legumes and sorghums) that will produce tons of biomass that will become organic matter for your soils. This blend has been tested for a few years in sandy soil as well as poor, low quality soil. We have been pleased with the results. We recommend planting in the spring at 50 pounds per acre with 8 pounds of crimson clover or berseem clover.  Thinner soils may need to be seeded on the heavier side.  A soil test will tell the proper amounts of fertilizer and lime to add.  In late summer, we make one pass with a disc to knock the plot flat and seed again at 50 pounds per acre of rye, and 50 pounds per acre of oats into the thick mat of dying vegetation. You can also spray with round up and seed and roll flat two weeks later.  You can also spread another bag of the soil builder blend instead of the rye and oats. Our new Fall Forage Sandy Soil Blend is another fall planting option.

Another option is to mow then lightly disc or till the spring planting in. One very shallow pass is all that is needed.  Repeat this process for years until the organic matter percentage of your soil is at or above 3%  to 4%  This mix works well in acidic soils, and some sandier areas. Like any plot, moisture will be key in the success of this planting. Sandy plots will dry out quickly, and drought conditions will kill most plantings.

25 pound bag.  Each bag plants approximately 1/3 to 1/2 acre. We recommend 8 pounds per acre of crimson or berseem clover to be planted with this blend.

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