More Tonnage Per Acre Than Any Other Spring/Summer Annual
PowerPlant is an annual. You
plant it in the spring and it will grow quickly so as to
give your deer the antler-growing protein they need during
the spring and summer antler-growing period.
PowerPlant provides more
tonnage per acre than any other spring/summer annual. Again,
this prolific growth is critical to the survival of the food
plot when deer are grazing it heavily. No other annual food
plot planting, branded or generic, can compare. If you’re
going to plant for diversity or want to plant a annual that
will produce during the hot summer months, PowerPlant is the
Wildlife Bedding Cover Provided By Prolific Growth Of Powerplant
Another advantage of
prolific-growing PowerPlant is the added cover it provides.
PowerPlant grows so tall, so fast, that it will quickly
become a favorite bedding option for your deer. Food and
cover all-in-one is a recipe for successful hunting. Deer
will spend more time on your property in an identifiable
area if they have both food and cover nearby. PowerPlant
gives them both. Also, PowerPlant makes for great nesting
and brood cover for turkeys and increases the survival rate
of turkey or pheasant poults.
PowerPlant is The Answer When
You Have Poor Soil, Drought
Conditions or When You’ve Missed
Spring Planting Dates
In the vast majority of
cases, PowerPlant should be viewed as a companion food plot
to Imperial Whitetail Clover (or Alfa-Rack) as a means of
adding diversity. However, PowerPlant can be a good
alternative to Imperial Whitetail Clover and Alfa-Rack in
Poor soil conditions – There are some
cases where Imperial Whitetail Clover and Alfa-Rack might
not take, due to poor soil. If you have this problem,
PowerPlant could very well be the answer. Its prolific
growth characteristics frequently allow it to flourish in
- Very dry conditions –
PowerPlant may also be an alternative to Imperial Whitetail Clover and
Alfa-Rack in dry conditions. The key is early moisture. If PowerPlant gets
some rain in the first few weeks, it can withstand some pretty dry weather
later in the summer. Try to follow planting dates closely to take advantage
of spring and early summer rains.
- When you’ve missed spring planting
dates – PowerPlant is a good alternative to Imperial Whitetail
Clover and Alfa-Rack if you must plant late. For instance, in some
parts of the south and southeast, planting dates for Imperial Clover and
Alfa-Rack range from the first of February to the first of March (depending
on weather). If for some reason you were not able to get that spring
planting of Imperial Clover or Alfa-Rack done, PowerPlant can be planted
through May in the South and as late as the end of June in the North.
Because it grows so fast, PowerPlant will quickly give your deer high
protein. It’s better to plant PowerPlant late than it is to skip having a
food plot altogether.
Use PowerPlant in
Conjunction With a Fall/Winter Annual or Leave It for Wildlife Cover
Your PowerPlant food plot will last until the first frost in the fall. Even then, it
will provide some forage and good cover during the fall
months. You might also want to rotate PowerPlant with
Imperial Whitetail Winter Greens
fall/winter annual. In this case, you’ll want
to mow your PowerPlant two weeks before you disk for the
It is important to always leave some available food. If you eliminate all your
spring/summer plots in anticipation of a complete rotation
to fall/winter plots and do not have any perennials such as
Imperial Clover or Alfa-Rack, your deer will have a period
of time with no reason to stick around. This is why you want
to leave something for the transition between planting and
establishment of your fall/winter forages.
Food Plot Seed is different from NO PLOW™
If you’re familiar with the
Whitetail Institute family of food plot products, you know
that NO-PLOW has been the annual of choice for several
years. Besides being an annual, PowerPlant is completely
different from NO-PLOW.
PowerPlant was designed to
give your deer diversity in conjunction with Imperial
Whitetail Clover. It provides your deer with legumes, which
are protected by fast growing forages. NO-PLOW is an annual
developed for those who want a food plot product that can be
planted in hard-to-reach places and that requires less
effort and equipment than Imperial Whitetail Clover.
Furthermore, PowerPlant and NO-PLOW use completely different
plant varieties. That said, many Whitetail Institute field
testers have planted PowerPlant and NO-PLOW side-by-side to
see which performs better on their land, and which the deer
prefer. Ultimately many use both.
How To Plant A Food Plot With PowerPlant
Food Plot Seed
The planting instructions for
PowerPlant are simple and the planting process is easy.
- First, you need to soil test the area to be planted for the
establishment of soybeans and add lime and fertilizer as
recommended. In the case of no soil test, add one ton of
lime per acre and 350 to 400 lbs. of 13-13-13 fertilizer.
Always strive for a pH of 6.0 to 7. If pH is lower, the
plants will have difficulty with nutrient uptake. If planted
in lower pH soils, PowerPlant may grow slower than usual.
- You’ll need to disk the area
thoroughly to a minimum of 4 to 6 inches deep. This loosens
the seedbed and eliminates weeds and grass. Next you’ll
broadcast seed at the rate of 25 lbs. per acre and disk or
harrow lightly to cover the seed to a depth of one inch.
- A 50-lb. bag of PowerPlant
will plant between 1-1/2 and two acres. In areas of high
deer densities, plant 50 lbs. per 1-1/2 acres. In spite of
its prolific growth, PowerPlant, too, can be overgrazed if
subjected to extreme grazing. In such cases, plant larger
areas and plant early.
PowerPlant Your Food Plot Gives Wildlife Reason To Stay On Your Property
We all love a hot, juicy,
grilled steak, just not every day. You can give the deer on
your property an alternative to your Imperial Whitetail
Clover and/or Alfa-Rack food plots with new PowerPlant, a
legume-based food plot product. PowerPlant helps increase
the carrying capacity of your property and will give your
deer even more reason to stay on your side of the fence.