Pennington

Pennington

Now owned by Central Garden and Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT), Pennington has grown into a multi-million dollar organization with more than 800 employees and over 16,000 dealers worldwide. Headquartered in Madison, GA, Pennington's rapid growth has not affected the main tenets of the company: commitment to quality, complete customer satisfaction and business integrity.

Pennington continues to expand its operations and develop new and innovative products. Pennington Seed, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of lawn, garden and turf care products in the world, with state of the art manufacturing facilities, observation nurseries and quality control labs located across the country.

 
Rackmaster® Deluxe Fall Deer Mixture

Rackmaster® Deluxe Fall Deer Mixture

Rackmaster® deluxe fall mixtures contain many annual grasses mixed with annual legumes for attracting deer, quail, and turkey. These fall mixes are regionally developed to provide the best plantings your money can buy for your area. These cool season plots are important to help your deer herd build up the carbohydrates needed as stored fat to survive the harsh winter months.

Maintaining good body condition through the rut and the winter stress season will mean the difference in your overall management program. Wintergrazer 70 rye, Arrowleaf clover, Crimson clover, wheat, oats, and Austrian winter peas are just a few of the ingredients you may find in the regionally developed Rackmaster® mixtures.

Planting

Best for

  • Date: September - October
  • Rate: 100 lbs./acre or 2 1/2 lbs./1000 sq. ft.
  • Depth: 1/4"
  • Deer
  • Turkey
  • Rabbit
  • Quail
 
Rackmaster® Choice Chicory

Rackmaster® Choice Chicory

Rackmaster® Choice Chicory is a new variety of perennial chicory developed by New Zealand breeders for the United States. Choice is a great name because this chicory produces high quality, high protein, high yielding choice forage for deer and other wildlife. Choice has been selected for its high yields, improved cool season growth and improved persistence. Choice can produce up to 6 tons of dry matter forage per acre per year with protein levels of up to 32% and digestibility of the new leaves up to 90 to 95%. Through its deep taproot, Choice Chicory has the ability to make minerals more available in its leaves compared to other types of forage. Increased potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc and sodium make Choice Chicory leaves irresistible to whitetail deer. Choice Chicory is a highly preferred, grazing tolerant plant that has good drought resistance.

Planting

Best for

  • Date: September - October fall planting
  • February - April spring planting
  • Rate: 5 lbs./acre or 1/8 lb./1000 sq.ft.
  • Depth: 1/4" maximum
  • Deer
  • Turkey
  • Rabbit
 
Rackmaster® Deer Greens

Rackmaster® Deer Greens

Deer Greens is a combination of annual rape, kale and turnip that will provide an abundant mass of green leafy plants that are very attractive to deer in the fall and winter months. Many hunters will add Deer Greens in small quantities (2 lbs./acre) to a fall mixture of grass and clover to provide a fast growing, attractive component to their mixture.

Deer Greens become even more attractive after a frost because the sugar content becomes more concentrated. Deer greens work well by themselves or make a great addition to a mixture.

Planting

Best for

  • Date: August - October
  • Rate: 10 lbs./acre or 1/2 lb./1000 sq.ft.
  • Depth: 1/4"
  • Deer
  • Turkey
  • Rabbit
 
Wingmaster® Chufa

Wingmaster® Chufa

Chufa are perennial nutsedges that are one of the most popular foods for wild turkeys. Chufa plants have underground tubers, which are the part of the plant that turkeys eat. One chufa plant will produce from 15-75 tubers. Turkeys find the tubers by scratching for them. The tubers are high in protein and fat, which makes them especially nutritious for wild turkeys. Chufa can make an excellent food source for other wildlife including deer and ducks.

Chufa plants grow well in the central and southern U.S. from Northern California across to Southern Iowa and Southern Pennsylvania. Chufa plants grow in a variety of soils, but are best on well-drained, sandy or loamy soils. Clay soils will also support chufa. If growing on clay soils, lightly turn the soil in the fall to expose the tubers.

Planting

Best for

  • Date: April - May
  • Rate: 40 lbs. per acre or 1 lb./1000 sq. ft.
  • Depth: 1/2"
  • Deer
  • Turkey
  • Duck
 
Wingmaster® Wild Turkey Mixture

Wingmaster® Wild Turkey Mixture

Like quail, turkeys need good habitat for brood-rearing and feeding areas. WingMaster Wild Turkey seed mixture produces abundant seed and in turn insects to meet these needs. Turkey poult diets, for the first few weeks, consist primarily of high protein insects so areas attractive to insects are critical to their survival. In addition, a healthy turkey population will need a variety of plant matter to provide seed, leaves, tubers, fruits, forbs and grasses for a consistent year round food supply.

Pennington's WingMaster Wild Turkey Mixture includes millets, grain sorghum, Buckwheat, Chufa, White Clover, and Prairie Grass which are a combination of plant species meeting those needs in addition to proving excellent habitat, cover, and brood-rearing areas.

Planting

Best for

  • Date: April - June
  • Rate: 40 lbs. covers one acre or 1 lb./1000 sq ft.
  • Depth: 1/4"
  • Deer
  • Turkey
  • Dove
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Quail
 
Pennington LabLab

Pennington LabLab

LabLab is a high protein summer annual legume ideal for wildlife food plots. Deer especially love the large green leaves as they grow up the stalks of forage sorghum, millet, sorghum sudangrass or corn when planted together.

LabLab grows well with sorghum, millet and corn. Its viney growth habit allows it to climb other taller plants. Excellent for silage or grazing.

LabLab is extremely drought tolerant, and its leaves remain green through dry periods, continuing to attract wildlife. LabLab will produce abundant forage throughout the summer until first frost in the fall.

Planting

Management

  • Date:
    Southern US: April (after all danger of frost) – August
    Northern US: May (after all danger of frost) – June
  • Rate: 10 lbs./acre
  • Depth: 1/2"

Allow 4 to 5 weeks of growth before cattle grazing. For wild game plots, plant with corn, millet or sorghum to allow plants to establish.

 
Buckmasters® Feeding Frenzy

Buckmasters® Feeding Frenzy

Buckmasters Feeding Frenzy is a seed mixture designed to germinate quickly, grow fast and hold whitetails around your food plot for the entire hunting season. A combination of tender small grains, winter hardy rye, brassicas, sweet winter peas and re-seeding high protein clovers are specifically formulated in the correct percentages to ensure that deer can utilize each plot at its maximum potential.

After planting Feeding Frenzy, the oats will germinate first and quickly grow, luring deer from surrounding areas to your food plot. The other ingredients will germinate and begin to mature soon after. The time tested sweet winter peas will provide a highly desirable forage which will continue to attract deer to your hunting area.

 
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