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  • what brand food plot seed do you recommend?

    what brand food plot seed do you recommend?

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    I've had good luck with whatever brands the local feed mill sells to farmers. (In other words, I use what the professionals use). Ladino clover is ladino clover. Alfalfa is alfalfa. Rye grass is rye grass. Forage turnips are forage turnips, etc. no matter who mixes and bags it, almost all seed come from a couple of companies, Monsanto being the biggest. Unless you're buying heirloom garden seeds, you're paying a lot of money to the middleman.

    Why pay 3 to 4 times the price for a fancy bag of seeds when you can by the same thing by the pound at the local feed supply.

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    • #3
      It depends on what you want to plant.

      Allegnmtn - Not quite. Some seed companies have bred new varieties of cultivars that are more palatable to deer. They are low in fiber and high in protein. In other words, an oat is not just and oat, clover is not just clover, and alfalfa is not just alfalfa. For example, whitetail institute makes about one of the best deer clovers throughout the country. Buck forage oats is bred to be more cold hardy productive, and palatable than any other oat out there and Eagle seed soybeans are about the best soybeans on the market for food plots.

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      • #4
        Sorry to disagree, but read the labels and research what you are buying with these seed mix marketing companies like Whitetail Institute. You can a pure improved Landino Clover variety for about $20 an acre - same stuff Whitetail sells in a mix that mostly cheap berseem clover, alfalfa, and chicory. Whitetail will cost you about $150 an acre for the watered down mix.

        Research it, look at the nutritional analysis, ask you local extension office.

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