Tecomate

Tecomate

Tecomate® Seed is a division of Barenbrug USA, one of the nations largest seed producers with research facilities worldwide. The seeds developed for Tecomate® are the results of an exhaustive, ongoing 20 year research project originated by noted deer manager Gary Schwarz and his friend and accomplished author and deer nutrition expert, David Morris. Schwarz, Morris and a small group of dedicated biologists have worked side-by-side with Barenbrug’s highly trained plant breeders with a single purpose in mind; to produce the most nutritious and palatable food plot plantings available today. Tecomate was formed and launched as a result of the phenomenal results achieved by this highly qualified mix of talent.

Tecomate® products are tested nationwide under virtually all soil and weather conditions and consistently produce results that many find simply astounding. Intensely managed Tecomate® properties in all parts of the US have resulted in body weight increases of 40 pounds or more on mature bucks and gains of up to 30 - 40 inches in antler mass.

Tecomate’s mission is to offer the resources, information and products to make this kind of success available to anyone willing to dedicate themselves to better, healthier deer on any property.

 
Chicory

Chicory

Chicory is one of the most versatile, attractive and nutritious whitetail forages on the market. Close to a magic plant. Produces for years. Drought resistant. Handles the heaviest pressure. Great for blending, especially with clovers. Grows nationwide and in a wide variety of soil conditions.

Chicory lasts 2 to 5 years and is a beneficial forb that deer instinctively crave. We started using chicory in our mixtures over 10 years ago and introduced the wildlife world to the benefits of chicory as a food plot component. This highly digestible forb provides protein and energy to the diet while stimulating the rumen to work more efficiently. Chicory is adapted to most regions of the US. It has a deep tap root that contains stored carbohydrates which allow the plant to go dormant during extreme winter or summer stresses. Chicory is also very drought tolerant. The root contains many benefits that aid in alleviating digestive disorders. Deer will frequent chicory plots when overfeeding on corn and acorn crops. Chicory can be planted as a monostand or in combination with other species. Tecomate has an extensive chicory research program with multiple varieties to determine which are the most productive and desirable. We have now taken it one step further to include our proprietary Yellow Jacket seed coating containing Zeba. Chicory is ideal for use in all zones.

Features

Management

Perennial Chicory for Deer
Size - 3 pound bag
Coverage area - 1 (one) acre
Application - Excellent for small remote plots

  • Last 3-5 years.
  • Survives tough soil conditions and drought.
  • Very attractive in fall.
  • Mixes well with other seeds.
Planting Time: Zones 1 & 2: Spring or Fall
Zones 3 & 4: Fall
Planting Depth: 1/8” to 1/4”
Fertilizer: 13-13-13 at 200-300/acre
Seeding Rate: 3lb/acre
Maintenance: Mow high before clovers and weeds go to seed. Then fertilize with low nitrogen, high phosphorous and potash fertilizer. If necessary use a grass specific herbicide.

Chicory Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 5.8 and fertilizing with a balanced fertilizer such as 13-13-13 at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 3 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging or cultipacking. Plant 1/8 to ¼ inch deep. Avoid planting too deep.
  4. Use grass selective herbicide or mow to about 6 inches high in spring/early summer. Re-fertilize at recommended rates from routine soil samples. Overseed to refresh plot.
 
Monster Mix

Monster Mix

Monster Mix grows and attracts monster bucks like nothing else! You can build your management program around this stuff! Packed with world-class legumes plus loads of the forage sensation chicory, Monster Mix comes as close to being the perfect year-round food plot mix as anything on the market. Monster Mix stands alone in its ability to provide critical protein and other essential nutrition from late winter/spring, when deer first begin rebuilding body tissue lost to rut and winter and when new antler development begins, right on through the summer antler-growing/fawning time. And, deer absolutely love Monster Mix, making it unbeatable for fall hunting plots.

This blend can take the heaviest grazing pressure, and as a perennial, it will keep producing for years. And, turkeys love it! In the South, Monster Mix grows best during the cooler months from fall through early summer. In cooler northern climates, best production is during the warm-season from spring through late fall. Excellent for blending with other seeds for custom forages. 100 Monster Mix works best in moist, fertile soils regionally blended for your area.

Features

Management

Perennial – Premium Legumes & Chicory
Size – 8-pound bag
Coverage area – Plants 1 Acre (Endorsed by Team Realtree® )
Application – Essential plot for good management program in certain zones

  • Very nearly the perfect all-round food plot mix.
  • Attracts & grows more and bigger bucks.
  • The only food plot many will ever need.
  • Unmatched for year-round nutrition and attraction.
  • Great for fall hunting plots.
  • Extremely high protein & other essential nutrients.
  • Produces for 3 to 5 years.
  • Withstands the heaviest grazing pressure.
  • Turkeys love it.
Planting Time:
Zones 1 & 2: Spring or Fall
Zones 3 & 4: Fall
Planting Depth: 1/8” to 1/4”
Fertilizer: Fertilizer high phosphorus 200-300/acre
Seeding Rate: 8lb/acre

Monster Mix Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 6.5 and fertilizing with a phosphorous heavy fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre. Monster Mix is pre-inoculated and coated with Yellow Jacket for fast germination.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 8 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by lightly dragging or cultipacking. Avoid planting too deep, disking is NOT recommended. Plant 1/8 to ¼ inch deep in good moisture. Frost seeding is acceptable in colder climates.
  4. Use grass selective herbicide or mow to about 6 inches high in spring/early summer. Re-fertilize at recommended rates from routine soil samples. Overseed to refresh plot.
 
Max-Attract 50/50

Max-Attract 50/50

Max-Attract 50/50 is formulated first and foremost for MAXIMUM FALL ATTRACTION, making it an ideal annual for hunting plots! Tecomate considers MAX-ATTRACT a key choice for successful management programs due to its fast growth and variety of super nutritious plants. Peas, clover, chicory, cereal grains are all parts of their essentials mix. Made from only premium seeds for maximum nutrition and energy for rutting bucks.

Features

Management

Annual – 50% legumes/chicory & 50% premium grains
Size – 40-pound bag
Coverage area – 1 (one) Acre
Application – Fast-growing, highly attractive annuals formulated for maximum attraction on small and large fall “hunting plots.” Great spring/early summer nutrition.

  • Unprecedented 50% legumes & chicory.
  • Explosive fall growth.
  • Maximum attraction/awesome nutrition.
  • Draws in bucks during hunting season.
  • Holds deer close to plots.
  • Peas, vetch, clover, chicory and premium cereal grains.
  • Great value.
  • Far superior to cheap cereal grain/clover mixes.
  • Packed with energy for rutting bucks.
  • Great nutrition in critical spring/early summer.
  • A favorite of turkeys.
Planting Time:
Zones 1 & 2: Spring or Fall
Zones 3 & 4: Fall
Planting Depth: 1/8” to 1/4”
Fertilizer: 13-13-13 at 200-300/acre
Seeding Rate: 40lb/acre
Maintenance: Once ground temperature starts to drop, fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer.

Max-Attract 50/50 Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 5.8 and fertilizing with a balanced 13-13-13 fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre. Inoculating with Cowpea Inoculant will improve nitrogen fixation.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 40 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging or cultipacking. Plant ¼ inch deep in good moisture. Avoid planting too deep.
  4. If planted in spring in northern zones, mow in late summer and fertilize in late August or early September.
 
Alfa X-Treme™

Alfa X-Treme™

Alfa X-Treme™ contains patented Sunstra® Hybrid Alfalfa; proven to provide more digestibility and palatability than traditional alfalfa. Everybody knows that Alfalfa grows trophy bucks and naturally attracts deer; our new Alpha XTreme takes that to the next level. Nutritionally, alfalfa is excellent and performs better than White Clover under more arid conditions. The challenge with traditional alfalfa is that it has been developed for hay production and does not tolerate close and constant browse pressure.

Hybrid alfalfa establishes better and produces more tonnage per acre than conventional alfalfa. The finer stemmed and leafier hybrid alfalfa also has better regrowth than traditional hay type alfalfa. We combine patented Sunstra Hybrid Alfalfa with our proprietary Red Clover and Chicory to deliver the best perennial food plot for areas with well drained, fertile soil with a pH greater than 6.5. To insure the best stand we have treated the seed with our proprietary Yellow Jacket coating. Alpha XTreme is ideal for use in all zones.

Features

Management

  • Perennial plants come back year after year
  • Attracts whitetail, elk and mule deer
  • Hybrid alfalfa has a finer stem and more digestible leaf
  • Recovers quickly from heavy browsing
  • Establishes quickly fro healthier stands
Planting Time:
Zones 1 & 2: Spring
Zones 3 & 4: Fall
Planting Depth: 1/8” to 1/4” inch
Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer such as 5-10-10 or similar and apply at 200 to 300 lbs/acre
Seeding Rate: 10lb/acre

Alpha X-Treme™ Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 6.5 and fertilizing with a phosphorous heavy fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre. Inoculating with Cowpea Inoculant will improve nitrogen fixation.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 10 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover the seeds by either lightly dragging or cultipacking. Plant 1/8 to ¼ inch deep in moist soil. Avoid planting too deep.
  4. Use 250 pounds per acre of 5-10-10 fertilizer for green-up. Maintain the Alpha XTreme plot with an annual application of 100 pounds per acre of potash. Periodic clipping of the food plot will reduce the need for herbicides and assist Alpha XTreme in out-growing the undesirable weeds.
 
Buckbeans™

Buckbeans™

Buckbeans™ is a proprietary product exclusive to Tecomate through Heritage Seeds Australia, a Barenbrug subsidiary. The introduction of the burgundy bean species to the United States came as a result of a search for a perennial that could persist in the tropical and subtropical climates of the South. This plant has proven itself throughout the South because of its ability to survive for multiple years unattended in the extremes of zone 4. Because it is a perennial and its growth point is low, near the surface of the soil, it tolerates close and early deer browse pressure. Protein levels have tested near 30% with high digestibility. Deer love this perennial legume and quail feed on the seed.

It tolerates a range of pH and soil types making it adaptable to most areas with mild winters. Our Buckbeans tolerate low rates of glyphosate, and thrive from Florida pine plantations to the Texas brush country and can last from 2-5 years. Nothing holds deer in an area like a dependable high protein perennial food source. There truly is nothing else on the market that compares to Buckbeans. Seeds are coated with Yellow Jacket containing Zeba for quicker and better establishment. Ideal for zones 3 & 4.

Features

Management

  • Newest bean on the food plot scene
  • Perennial in the south, annual in the north
  • Vines along the ground, mature plants are 2-5 feet in diameter
  • Key component of a year-round program
  • Not vulnerable to early grazing pressure
Planting Time: All Zones: Spring
Spring ground temp needs to be above 68°F
Planting Depth: ¼ to 1 inch
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs/acre
Fertilizer: Use a high phosphorous fertilizer and apply at 200 to 300 lbs/acre

Buckbeans™ Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 6.5 and fertilizing with a phosphorous heavy fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 8 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging, cultipacking or lightly disking. Plant ¼ to 1 inch deep in good moisture. Plant when ground temperature is above 68 degrees F.
 
Bucks & Bosses®

Bucks & Bosses®

Bucks & Bosses® is a unique mixture of proprietary White Clover, Red Clover, Birdsfoot Trefoil and Chicory. This product is the result of many satisfied turkey hunters reporting on their successful hunts using Monster Mix. We decided it was time to develop something specific for those looking to plant a dual purpose plot. In the spring this perennial mixture provides nutrition and attraction with quality forage for hens and “Boss Tom” turkeys. During the summer it will provide an excellent bugging area.

Throughout the spring and summer antler-growing season, bucks will utilize these plots as a major protein food source. Does and fawns also use these plots for optimum health and nutrition. Bucks & Bosses is tolerant of partial shade and may be successfully frost seeded in early spring making it an excellent food plot in hidden spots for those up close bow plots. To insure the best possible stand we have coated this mixture with our proprietary Yellow Jacket seed coating. Bucks & Bosses is ideal for zones 1, 2, & 3.

Features

Management

  • Perfect for small forest plots that receive some shade
  • Single planting provides seed, forage and bugging habitat for turkeys
  • Produces 3 to 5 years
  • Deer love it
Planting Time:
Zones 1 & 2: Spring or Fall
Zones 3 & 4: Fall
Planting Depth: 1/8 to ¼ inch
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs/acre
Fertilizer: Use a phosphorous heavy fertilizer and apply at 200 to 300 lbs/acre

Bucks & Bosses® Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 6.5 and fertilizing with a phosphorous heavy fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 8 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging or cultipacking. Avoid planting too deep, disking is NOT recommended. Plant 1/8 to ¼ inch deep in good moisture. Can be frost seeded in colder climates.
  4. Use grass selective herbicide or mow to about 6 inches high in spring/early summer. Re-fertilize at recommended rates from routine soil samples. Overseed to refresh plot.
 
Deer Pea Plus™

Deer Pea Plus™

Deer Pea Plus™ is the result of Tecomate’s extensive experience with summer annual food plots. Recognizing the limitations of our existing summer annual product line, our regional agronomist went to work developing a mixture that would better meet the needs of hunters and managers in the Northeast and Midwest. The result is a combination of Ebony (a black-seeded pea, proprietary to Tecomate), Long Juvenile Soybean and Hybrid White Grain Milo. The Ebony establishes in cooler soil temperatures which creates a successful plot earlier in the season.

The Long Juvenile Soybeans are not sensitive to day length like most soybeans and may be planted early or late season. The soybean forage production is beneficial but the standing crop of beans provides excellent late season feed for deer and other game. White Grain Milo provides a quick establishing screening and trellising plant for the Ebony plants, and the hybrid grain heads provide a high energy feed for game birds and deer. This new mixture is ideal for zones 2, 3, & 4.

Features

Management

  • The longest growing pea/bean plot available
  • Survives cooler, early season planting for premium spring protein
  • Excellent choice for legume plots in the northeast and midwest
  • Produces beans 75 days after planting date
  • Contains a special variety of “Long Juvenile Soybean” that out-produces other bean varieties and matures with succulent beans late in the fall Seed Content: Ebony Peas, Long Juvenile Soybeans, Hybrid White Grain Milo
Planting Time: Zones 2, 3, & 4: Early Spring
Planting Depth: ½ inch
Seeding Rate: 22 lbs/acre
Fertilizer: Use a high phosphorous fertilizer and apply at 200 to 300 lbs/acre

Deer Pea Plus™ Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 5.8 and fertilizing with a phosphorous heavy fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 22 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging or cultipacking or lightly disking. Plant ½ inch deep in good moisture.
 
Frost Zone™

Frost Zone™

Frost Zone™ can last 2-5 years and contains our proprietary high sugar Perennial Grass, White Clover and Chicory. Tecomate developed this product after receiving countless requests for a product that would not require tillage. Frost Zone answers the call as the highest quality, most innovative mixture of its kind. Developed specifically for the Northeast and Midwest, all varieties are cold tolerant and have been field tested by our regional agronomists and biologists as suitable for frost seeding - a method that requires only a broadcast seeder and frozen ground.

The thawing effect will take the seed into the soil until the soil temperature warms enough for the seeds to naturally germinate in the spring. This proven technique is the best way to establish a food plot without soil preparation. The Perennial grass establishes quickly and provides palatable forage high in soluble sugars throughout the spring, summer and fall. The proprietary White Clover is an excellent source of highly digestible protein that provides nutrition and attraction. Chicory balances the diet and aids the rumen. The Clover and Chicory have been coated with Yellow Jacket seed coating containing Zeba. Frost Zone is ideal for zones 1 & 2.

Features

Management

  • Can be frost seeded or conventionally planted
  • Perennial plants come back for years
  • Works exceptionally well on small plots
  • Survives extreme cold
  • Formulated specifically for northern zones
Frost Seeding: Zone 1: Winter (Feb15 - March 5)
Zone 2: Winter (Jan 20 - Feb 15)
Planting Time: Zone 1 & 2: Spring or Fall
Zone 3 & 4: Fall
Planting Depth: ½ inch
Seeding Rate: 4 lbs/acre traditional; 16 lbs/acre frost seeding
Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer such as 13-13-13 or similar and apply at 200 to 300 lbs/acre

Frost Zone™ Planting Suggestions

  • Frost Seeding:
    Broadcast seeds at a rate of 16 pounds per acre onto bare ground or into existing vegetation and allow Mother Nature to assist you by pulling the seeds to their necessary seeding depth. You can expect to see growth shortly after the spring thaw. Fertilize in early spring with a balanced 13-13-13 fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre. Clip in summer to thicken plot.
  • Traditional Planting:
    No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant into a clean, level and firm seedbed at a rate of 4 pounds per acre. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 6.5. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging or cultipacking. Plant 1/8 to ¼ inch deep in good moisture. Avoid planting too deep.
 
Lablab™

Lablab™

Lablab™ was originally introduced to the United States from Australia by Dr. Gary Schwarz. Years of cooperative studies with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute proved that Lablab could significantly increase the size of deer antlers and body mass while increasing the total carrying capacity of the land. Lablab consistently out performs all other annual legumes for the production of highly digestible summer protein. It is proven to perform under the harshest of growing conditions. Scientifically proven to add an unprecedented 20 to 40 inches of antler mass to mature bucks! These phenomenal results are due to the highly digestible protein (up to 38%) and ideal 2:1 Ca/P ratio. Lablab is a superior summer legume that is well adapted to the tropical and sub-tropical climates. It is extremely heat and drought tolerant and requires a soil temperature greater than 68 degrees Fahrenheit for quick growth. Lablab is not suitable for small unprotected plots. This is the phenomenon that started people talking about the bucks on the Tecomate Ranch. Ideal for zones 3 & 4.

Features

Management

  • Scientifically proven to add 20 to 40 inches of antler mass to mature bucks
  • Most nutritious plant we’ve ever tested
  • Nothing better for bigger racks
  • Unsurpassed antler-growing phosphorous
  • Ultimate warm season “management plot”
  • Capable of greatly increasing carrying capacity
  • Drought, insect & disease resistant
  • Fast growing/tremendous production
  • Grows anywhere soybeans & cowpeas are grown
  • Craved by deer
Planting Time: All Zones: Spring
Spring ground temp needs to be above 68°F
Zones 2, 3, & 4: Fall
Planting Depth: 1 to 2 inches
Seeding Rate: 20 lbs/acre
Fertilizer: Use a high phosphorous fertilizer and apply at 200 to 300 lbs/acre

Lablab™ Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 5.8 and fertilizing with a phosphorous heavy fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre. Inoculating with Cowpea Inoculant will improve nitrogen fixation.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 20 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging, cultipacking or lightly disking. Plant 1 to 2 inches deep in good moisture. Plant when ground temperature is above 68 degrees F.
  4. Lablab can be adversely affected by early grazing pressure during the first 3 to 4 weeks. This vulnerability can be overcome by planting enough acreage to disperse early pressure, by temporarily fencing off young plants or by using an effective deer deterrent. After 4 weeks, Lablab can withstand the heaviest grazing pressure.
 
Lablab Plus™

Lablab Plus™

Lablab Plus™ is an ingenious mixture of Lablab beans, Ebony peas and White Grain Milo and offers the “triple threat” of whitetail nutrition: high protein, fat and carbohydrates. Lablab is a proven, stand alone summer annual food plot for the most hot and arid of growing conditions. However, as the Tecomate Seed business evolved we put our agronomist to work on developing a mixture that could be established in smaller plots. White Grain Milo provides a quick establishing shelter and trellising plant for the Lablab and Ebony plants.

The hybrid grain heads provide a high energy feed for game birds and deer once they reach maturity. The Ebony (black-seeded pea, proprietary to Tecomate) is an indeterminate seeder, meaning it produces bushels of highly desirable and nutritious peas while it continues to produce tons of high quality forage. Ebony has also been noted to establish quicker in cooler soil temperatures than Lablab, which aids in plant protection. This plot may be left standing throughout the fall to provide nutrition and attraction in the bow and rifle seasons. Ideal for zones 3 & 4.

Features

Management

  • Grain sorghum (milo) shelters young Lablab plants
  • Offers mature sorghum grain heads and dried beans into winter
  • Works on smaller plots where Lablab would be subject to early grazing pressure
  • Grows anywhere cowpeas/soybeans are grown
  • Provides cover for daytime feeding activity
  • Excellent choice in southern areas where grain sorghum is a common plot choice
Planting Time: All Zones: Spring
Spring ground temp needs to be above 68°F
Zones 2, 3, & 4: Fall
Planting Depth: 1 to 2 inches
Seeding Rate: 22 lbs/acre
Fertilizer: Use a high phosphorous fertilizer and apply at 200 to 300 lbs/acre

Lablab Plus™ Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 5.8 and fertilizing with a phosphorous heavy fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre. Inoculating with Cowpea Inoculant will improve nitrogen fixation.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 22 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging, cultipacking or lightly disking. Plant 1 to 2 inches deep in good moisture. Plant when ground temperature is above 68 degrees F.
  4. Lablab can be adversely affected by early grazing pressure during the first 3 to 4 weeks. This vulnerability can be overcome by planting enough acreage to disperse early pressure, by temporarily fencing off young plants or by using an effective deer deterrent. After 4 weeks, Lablab can withstand the heaviest grazing pressure.
 
Ultra Forage™

Ultra Forage™

Ultra Forage™ contains the Hybrid Forage Brassica variety T-Raptor, Clover and Chicory. This mixture combines a New Zealand brassica with Clover and Chicory for a plot that starts attracting and feeding deer before the frost. T-Raptor establishes quickly and starts attracting deer quicker than other less palatable brassicas, rape or kale. Plus, it produces a bulb that deer will readily dig up for late season energy. T-Raptor has been University tested and is proven to be significantly higher in production than other brassica plants. The annual clovers in Ultra Forage establish quickly and are very palatable to deer providing them with a significant source of protein and early season attraction. The Chicory is a good companion crop and will provide spring nutrition after the T-Raptor has been consumed. For better establishment the Clovers and Chicory are coated with our proprietary Yellow Jacket seed coating containing Zeba. Ultra Forage grows well and is widely used in zone 3, however, it is ideal in zones 1 & 2.

Features

Management

  • Extremely fast initial growth
  • Ideal for small, high-use plots
  • Hybrid turnip offers forage and bulbs
  • Follows up with chicory and clover into spring
  • Peak attraction during hunting season
Planting Time: All Zones: Fall
Zone 1 & 2: Spring
Planting Depth: 1/8 to ¼ inch
Seeding Rate: 9 lbs/acre
Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer such as 13-13-13 or similar and apply at 200 to 300 lbs/acre

Ultra Forage™ Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 6.5 and fertilizing with a balanced 13-13-13 fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 9 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging or cultipacking. Plant 1/8 to ¼ inch deep in good moisture. Avoid planting too deep, disking to cover is NOT recommended.
  4. Ultra Forage can be planted in Spring in Northern Zones although some plants may peak before fall. Mow spring plots to about 8 inches tall in late summer and fertilize in late August or early September.
 
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