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Annual Wildlife Mix grows and ripens at different rates providing a long term food source for your favorite wildlife. Deer especially like to eat the sorghum heads. Timed right, the sorghum could be ready at the beginning of bow season. It will also provide good winter wildlife cover for game birds and rabbits when planted at the prescribed rate.
Plant in the spring when the danger of frost is past. This mix could be planted in rotation behind a legume food plot to take advantage of the nitrogen fixed by the legumes. 250 pounds of 15-15-15 fertilizer per acre prior to planting would be a good idea if you haven’t gotten a soil test. This blend prefers well drained soils. Weeds and grasses are generally inconsequential to the success of this mix. Both produce seeds and cover. If the plot is turned out of sod, you may want to till and then spray two weeks later to kill some of the grasses that come back. Due to the variety of seed sizes, set broadcast spreader to the minimum setting for the largest seeds and walk fast to ensure even spread of all seeds. You can use a drag to partially cover the seeds with soil. But it is a good practice to follow that with a roller or cultipacker to improve seed soil contact.
This food plot would make a good sight break around other food plots to prevent unwanted prying eyes. If this is a game bird food plot, try letting it stand the following year for nesting cover. Don’t worry about most weeds. They make great game bird food. Use Annual Wildlife Mix to create travel corridors and funnels in larger open areas.