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Power Hour Sunflower:

Power Hour Sunflower is an annual food plot for white-tailed deer that provides a tested blend of brassicas with the attactability of sunflower.  It is Midwest Food Plot’s own blend of tested and tried brassicas that attract deer early and keep them coming back for more, even in deep snow with the use of sunflower as a “treat”.  We use the “Argentina” sunflower that grows a huge head of seeds that attract deer as soon as the head appears.  Deer like diversity in their diet, and the sunflower, when seeded at a light rate to provide scattered plants everywhere, becomes an attractant during the early bow hunting season.  We add a blend of purpletop turnip and oilseed radish.  We have tested oilseed radish in field trials throughout the Midwest, and found deer to crave the radish bulb as soon as they are large enough to devourer.  Deer relish the foliage and bulb of purpletop turnip later into the hunting season and after a hard frost. 

Power hour sunflower was designed to provide a high quality food source that offers multiple choices for deer to consume throughout the hunting season.  If you’re looking for deer food plot mixture that will attract during the early bow hunt with sunflower and radish, keep them coming back for more through late muzzleloader season for the purpletop turnip, Power hour sunflower was designed for you.

When to Seed
Killer canola is a blend of cool season plants with a warm season plant in sunflower that can be seeded in the spring once soil temperatures are above 50 Fº.  However, it is best suited for a mid-July to mid-August seeding to provide high quality, leafy plants that remain green throughout the fall and early winter months.  When seeded in midsummer, the sunflower will grow seed heads that are palatable yet will not produce viable seeds.  If seeded in May and June, viable seeds will grow.

Preparing a Seedbed
Plant seed into a clean, weed-free, well-packed seedbed (soil) to achieve for best stand establishment.  Kill weeds with proper herbicide.  Follow with a light disking and pack to create a firm seedbed.   Incorporate the seed into the soil at a depth of ½ to ¾ inches deep followed by a final packing of the soil with a roller.  If broadcasting the seed onto the soil, follow with a gentle drag that incorporates the seed into the soil.  Once incorporated, pack soil with a roller as the final step. 

Fertilizer and Lime (pH)
For best results, test your soils for nutrient levels (i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) and pH (7.0 is neutral soils) to determined deficiencies and limitations.  Add lime to soil if pH is low and fertilizer as needed.  Apply lime prior to seeding, as lime needs to be incorporated into the soil.  Broad cast the fertilizer either during the seeding process or after the food plot mixture has germinated and grown for 2 to 4 weeks.  Fertilizing after the crop has emerged and actively growing reduces enhancement of weeds and allows the greatest uptake by the new crop. 

Weed Control
A good pre-seeding weed control will program will minimize the need for weed control of growing crop.  We recommend spraying with a burn-down (non-selective, kill all) type of herbicide prior to seeding.  If weeds continue to invade the food plot once establishing, consult your local county agent for best herbicide options.  Do not spray once seeds are planted.

Power Hour Sunflower

 

 

Perennial Cocktails

Serious Sainfion Cocktail:

Serious Sainfoin Cocktail is another one of Midwest Food Plots’ own blend of the “Top Legumes” for attracting deer.  We took the “clover patch” concept and added the most potent, attracting legume in sainfoin for white-tailed deer.  This popular perennial blend of red and ladino clover mixed with sainfoin at a level of 50% of the stand was designed to bring together the best-of-best for a perennial legume food plot that will last 3 to 5 years.  Legumes are known for their high in nutritional quality, palatability throughout the growing season, and ability for maximum efficiency in antler development and attractability.  Sainfoin was shown in numerous university field trials to be the most palatable of the legumes studied.  Serious Sainfoin Cocktail is brought to you by Midwest Food Plots’ as their own blend of tested and tried perennial legumes that attract deer in the spring and summer, attracting them for much of the hunting season. 

Serious Sainfoin Cocktail was designed to provide a high quality food source that offers multiple choices for deer to consume throughout the antler development and fawn growth stages.  The beauty of this mix is it stays palatable and highly nutritious through the end of the growing season.  If you’re looking for a clover patch mixture with a high blend of Serious Sainfoin that provides a permanent food plot for 3 to 5 years for attracting deer during the early bow hunt and throughout much of the rifle and shotgun season, Serious Sainfoin Cocktail was designed for you.

When to Seed
Serious Sainfoin Cocktail is a blend of cool season legumes that should be seeded in the spring once soil temperatures are above 40 Fº.  This period should be from mid April through mid May.

Preparing a Seedbed
Plant seed into a clean, weed-free, well-packed seedbed (soil) for best stand establishment.  First, kill weeds with proper herbicide.  Follow with a light disking and pack to create a firm seedbed.   Incorporate the seed into the soil at a depth of ½ to ¾ inches deep followed by a final packing of the soil with a roller.  If broadcasting the seed onto the soil, follow with a gentle drag that incorporates the seed into the soil.  Once incorporated, pack soil with a roller as the final step. 

Fertilizer and Lime (pH)
For best results, test your soils for nutrient levels (i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) and pH (7.0 is neutral soils) to determined deficiencies and limitations.  Add lime to soil if pH is very low and fertilizer as needed.  Apply lime prior to seeding, as lime needs to be incorporated into the soil.  Broad cast the fertilizer either during the seeding process or after the food plot mixture has germinated, and grown for 2 to 4 weeks.  Fertilizing after the crop has emerged and actively growing reduces enhancement of weeds and allows the greatest uptake by the new crop. 

Weed Control
A good pre-seeding weed control program will minimize the need for weed control of growing crop.  We recommend spraying with a burn-down (non-selective, kill all) type of herbicide prior to seeding.  This mix may also be treated with a grass herbicide. If weeds continue to invade the food plot once establishing, consult your local county agent for best herbicide options to spray over cool season legumes.  
Mowing is a good tool for weed control while Serious Sainfoin Cocktail is establishing, clipping at a stubble height of 6 inches or higher to minimize damage to new crop.

Stand Maintenance
Serious Sainfoin Cocktail should be mowed at least once per year to maintain a leafy foliage crop for attracting deer.  Clip the food plot to a stubble height of 4 to 6 inches as soon as the first flowers appear.  As with most legumes, a second cutting may be required to achieve a leafy, palatable food plot into the fall months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serious Sainfoin Cocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killer Canola Cocktail:

Killer canola cocktail is our most popular annual food plot for white-tailed deer.  It is Midwest Food Plot’s own blend of tested and tried brassicas that attract deer early and keep them coming back for more, even in deep snow.  Killer Canola is a blend of purpletop turnip, oilseed radish and oilseed canola.  We have tested oilseed radish in field trials throughout the Midwest, and found deer to crave the radish bulb as soon as they are large enough to devourer.  Deer relish the foliage and bulb of purpletop turnip later into the hunting season and after a hard frost.  The foliage of oilseed canola was highly palatable as soon as it emerges, and consumed deer by throughout the hunting season (it is amazing to watch).

Killer canola was designed to provide a high quality food source that offers multiple choices for deer to consume throughout the hunting season.  If you’re looking for deer food plot mixture that will attract during the early bow hunt, keeping them coming back throughout the rifle and shotgun season, and sustaining a palatable feeds source even into the winter months through late muzzleloader season, Killer canola was designed for you.

When to Seed
Killer canola is a blend of cool season plants that can be seeded in the spring once soil temperatures are above 50 Fº.  However, it is best suited for a mid-July to mid-August seeding period to provide high quality, leafy plants that remain green throughout the fall and early winter months.

Preparing a Seedbed
Plant seed into a clean, weed-free, well-packed seedbed (soil) to achieve for best stand establishment.  Kill weeds with proper herbicide.  Follow with a light disking and pack to create a firm seedbed.   Incorporate the seed into the soil at a depth of ½ to ¾ inches deep followed by a final packing of the soil with a roller.  If broadcasting the seed onto the soil, follow with a gentle drag that incorporates the seed into the soil.  Once incorporated, pack soil with a roller as the final step. 

Fertilizer and Lime (pH)
For best results, test your soils for nutrient levels (i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) and pH (7.0 is neutral soils) to determined deficiencies and limitations.  Add lime to soil if pH is low and fertilizer as needed.  Apply lime prior to seeding, as lime needs to be incorporated into the soil.  Broad cast the fertilizer either during the seeding process or after the food plot mixture has germinated and grown for 2 to 4 weeks.  Fertilizing after the crop has emerged and actively growing reduces enhancement of weeds and allows the greatest uptake by the new crop. 

Weed Control
A good pre-seeding weed control program will minimize the need for weed control of growing crop.  We recommend spraying with a burn-down (non-selective, kill all) type of herbicide prior to seeding.  If weeds continue to invade the food plot once establishing, consult your local county agent for best herbicide options. 

Killer Canola Cocktail

Punishing Perennial Cocktail:

Punishing Perennial is Midwest Food Plots’ own blend of the “Top Two” perennial, non-legume plants for attracting deer.  This popular perennial blend of Chicory and Small Burnett was designed to bring together the best-of-best for a perennial food plot that will last 3 to 5 years.  Both plants are high in nutritional quality, palatable throughout the growing season, and excellent for maximum efficiency in antler development and attractability.  Punishing Perennial is brought to you by Midwest Food Plots’ as their own blend of tested and tried perennials that attract deer in the spring and summer, keeping them coming back for more during the hunting season. 

Punishing Perennial was designed to provide a high quality food source that offers multiple chooses for deer to consume throughout the antler development and fawn growth stages.  The beauty of this mix is it stays palatable and highly nutritious through the end of the growing season.  If you’re looking for a deer food plot mixture that provides a permanent food plot for 3 to 5 years that attracts deer for the early bow hunt and throughout much of the rifle and shotgun season, Punishing Perennial was designed for you.

When to Seed
Punishing Perennial is a blend of cool season plants that should be seeded in the spring once soil temperatures are above 40 Fº.  This period should be from mid April through mid May.

Preparing a Seedbed
Plant seed into a clean, weed-free, well-packed seedbed (soil) to achieve for best stand establishment.  Kill weeds with proper herbicide.  Follow with a light disking and pack to create a firm seedbed.   Incorporate the seed into the soil at a depth of ½ to ¾ inches deep followed by a final packing of the soil with a roller.  If broadcasting the seed onto the soil, follow with a gentle drag that incorporates the seed into the soil.  Once incorporated, pack soil with a roller as the final step. 

Fertilizer and Lime (pH)
For best results, test your soils for nutrient levels (i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) and pH (7.0 is neutral soils) to determined deficiencies and limitations.  Add lime to soil if pH is low and fertilizer as needed.  Apply lime prior to seeding, as lime needs to be incorporated into the soil.  Broad cast the fertilizer either during the seeding process or after the food plot mixture has germinated and grown for 2 to 4 weeks.  Fertilizing after the crop has emerged and actively growing reduces enhancement of weeds and allows the greatest uptake by the new crop. 

Weed Control
A good pre-seeding weed control program will minimize the need for weed control of growing crop.  We recommend spraying with a burn-down (non-selective, kill all) type of herbicide prior to seeding.  Once established, this blend can also be treated with a grass herbicide. If weeds continue to invade the food plot once establishing, consult your local county agent for best herbicide options. 
Mowing is a good tool for weed control while Punishing Perennial is establishing, clipping at a stubble height of 6 inches or higher to minimize damage to new crop.

Stand Maintenance

Punishing Perennial should be mowed at least once per year to maintain a leafy foliage crop for attracting deer.  Clip the food plot to a stubble height of 6 inches or higher as soon as the first flowers appear.  Repeat if necessary.

Punishing Perennial Cocktail

 

 

 

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