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Imperial Alfa-Rack for Areas
Clover Won't Grow
ALFA-RACK PLUS is the solution for areas where soil conditions are
not well suited to growing Imperial Whitetail Clover or other
planting requiring heavier, moist soil. This exciting formulation of
specially selected, deep-rooted alfalfa, chicory and clover seed was
blended to thrive in faster, draining, lighter soils, on hilltops or hillsides … places you
probably think you can’t plant!
ALFA-RACK Plus can add totally new hunting sites to
By using ALFA-RACK, places on your property
that are marginal "travel routes" or crossing areas have the
potential to become premium stands that attract and hold additional
deer. Because ALFA-RACK grows where clover often doesn’t adapt, the
possibilities for expanding overall numbers and health of deer on
your property is greatly increased. Best of all, every buck, young
and old, will carry a heavier rack and more body weight!
"In most natural
whitetail habitats, protein levels fall well below the ideal
for optimum antler development. Large-scale plantings of
high-protein, all-year forages, like Imperial Alfa-Rack and
Imperial Clover are essential, especially where large numbers
of trophy-antlered deer are desired."
Dyer - Wildlife Biologist
Planting Imperial Alfa-Rack Plus & Food Plot Benefits
Where to Plant:
Areas of well drained soil:
Almost any loose soil that
seems to dry quickly or spots where water penetrates the ground (rather
than puddle) shortly after a rain may be good spots for Alfa-Rack.
Hillsides or slopes where water runs off are often good choices provided
sufficient water penetrates the ground. Poorer soils in lower areas can
also be suitable for Alfa-Rack.
In overpopulated whitetail habitats:
Alfa-Rack can help support your whitetail herds and improve their
overall health at the same time, while your deer population is being
brought into balance with the food supply. This gives you the
advantage of having a yearly crop that has superior stolon survival
in soils during the hot months of spring, summer and early fall.
During these months, when plants are tough, falter, and die,
Imperial ALFA-RACK keeps on producing, giving your whitetails up to
12 months of high-quality forage each
Printable detailed instructions for planting and maintaining Alfa-Rack Plus
What To Expect From Alfa-Rack Plus Food Plots:
Perennial Growth for Up To Five Years or
In testing, some plots lasted well over ten years when
properly clipped and fertilized. This makes ALFA-RACK PLUS one of the least
expensive planting available.
is more disease resistant than some "disease resistant" varieties used
by farmers for many years.
currently available food plot planting is drought proof, ALFA-RACK will
grow extremely well in soils that drain and dry quickly. This is due to
a deep growing "tap root" that reaches down into the fast draining soil
and pulls moisture up into the plant. Root depths can reach up to 20
ALFA-RACK PLUS now
includes Imperial Whitetail Clover (the #1 food plot choice nationwide) not only
in nutritional value and protein (protein content up to 35%), but also in its attractiveness to
deer. In tests, ALFA-RACK was preferred 5 to 1 over natural foods and
other food plot plantings.
Benefits of Chicory
Alfa-Rack Plus has been enhanced by the addition of chicory.
Chicory is a highly drought tolerant plant that is extremely attractive to deer,
especially in late summer and early fall. Chicory, like alfalfa is
high in protein. Alfa-Rack Plus uses a specially selected variety
of Chicory that is attractive to deer.
More Information For Alfa-Rack Plus Food Plots*
- Seed Type: Perennial - can last up to 5+ years
- Soil Type Required: Well-drained soils such as hilltops or
- pH level Required: 6.5 to 7.5
- Sunlight Required: 3 to 5 hours of broken, filtered or
- Seeding Rate: 17lbs per acre
- Seeding Depth: 1/8" or less
- Equipment Required: Tillage equipment needed to break and
*Information provided by the Whitetail Institute
Imperial Alfa-Rack Seed Blend
How did we create
"First, we looked at the growth
characteristics of every variety of Alfalfa we could
find. We categorized them according to what
characteristics were desirable in a food plot (it had to
be tasty, but it had to survive a cold winter or a hot
summer. Regional blends are available and are designed
for your specific climate.) Next, we blended seeds
that met specific needs and had the ability to
regenerate plants from a "mother" plant, another for its
tendency to "fill in" spots that become thin. All had to
pass the taste test to maximize the plot’s ability to
attract and hold deer. Finally, we added a tender clover
that grows primarily as a "companion" plant to legumes
and then we tested and tested and tested."
Johnson - Director of Forage Research