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Sunflower Seeds For Food Plots
Black Peredovik Sunflowers are
popular feed items with
birds of every description. They tend to be tall growing and produce compact seedheads
which can reach diameters in the inches on some varieties.
Sunflowers can be grown with almost any wildlife foodplot and
provide a high quality oil content seed needed for the healthy
growth of all wildlife species. This is a particularly added benefit
for the wildlife such as ducks, and other larger migrating fowl which
expend large reservoirs of calorie energy during migration. Sunflower
nutrients help in healthy feather development for these birds.
Sunflowers are very site adaptive and
will grow from
2 to 4+ feet high in almost any soil. They can be
planted in rows or even broadcast in small or large acreage.
Planting Black Peredovik Sunflowers
Plant at the rate of 40 lb. per
acre 1-˝ inches deep and matures in about 100 days. The plants are
preferred by deer when they are young and still growing. Takes about
110 days for seed to mature from germination.
Black Peredovik Sunflowers are a better choice for wildlife
food plots than the striped sunflowers - They are very popular as a food plot
for migrating and domestic doves. This is because the high oil
content and smaller seed size of Black Sunflowers are more tasteful and
desirable by wildlife and birds than the larger striped sunflowers.
Planting Time For Sunflower Food Plots
Plant April - June at a rate of 40 lbs. per
acre or 1 lb. per 1000 sq. ft. for smaller plots. 8 to 10 lbs an
acre if drilling in rows. Plant no deeper than 1/2" in soil.
for food plots