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QuickStand No-Till Forage Food Plot Seed

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All the nutrition, None of the hassle.

If you're looking to create a personal food plot in a prime hunting spot that's inaccessible to heavy equipment, this is the blend for you. This highly nutritious and palatable mix can be planted without discing.

Ingredients

Quick Stand No-Till contains forage tetraploid ryegrass, fast-growing annual clovers and select, New Zealand-grown brassicas. These premium ingredients combine to deliver high levels of protein, carbohydrates and minerals, creating a forage with nutrition deer need and flavor they prefer.

Ground Preparation

Although minimal preparation is required, it is still important to give the seeds in Quick Stand as much help as possible to reach bare ground. Remove weed competition and leaves by raking, spraying or mowing, if possible. Contact with the ground is required for any seed to grow.

Specifications

Seed species: Tetraploid Ryegrass, Brassica, Clover

Coverage Area: 22,000 square feet

Mature Height: 24 inches

Where to use:

Anywhere you want to hunt.

Areas not accessible to heavy equipment.

Any level area that gets at least a half day of sunlight.

An area in the woods that was recently cleared or an abandoned field are perfect for Quick Stand No-Till applications.

When to use:

Quick Stand planting areas map

  • JULY 15-SEPTEMBER 15:
    Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas
  • AUGUST 1-OCTOBER 3:
    Montana, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee
  • SEPTEMBER 1-NOVEMBER 30:
    Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
  • OCTOBER 1- FEBRUARY 1:
    Florida

How to use:

Follow these 5 easy steps for best results when planting Quick Stand  in a no till application:

  1. Select a Plot Area - Look for a level area that gets at least a half day of sunlight. An area in the woods that was recently cleared or an abandoned field are perfeect for Quick Stand No-Till applications.
  2. Ground Preparation - Remove weed competition and leaves by raking, spraying or mowing. It is still important to give the seeds in Quick Stand as much help as possible to reach bare bround. Contact with the ground is required for any seed to grow.
  3. Fertilize & Lime - A soil test can be used to determine exact fertilizer and lime needed. If a soil test cannot be performed, use the following recommendations:
    1. 300 lbs of 13-13-13 fertilizer per acre or equivalent.
    2. 2,000 lbs of lime per acre in areas where soil is known to be acidic.
  4. Broadcast Seeds - Spread the seeds evenly over the prepared area at a rate of 20 lbs per acre. If the ground has not been broken with machinery, dragging the plot with fencing will help ensure ground contact with the seed. Quick Stand contains small seeds that do not need to be covered. We recommend broadcasting the seed and then rolling the seed in to the seed bed by running over your food plot with an ATV or roller. Never cover the seeds with more than 3/16” of dirt.
  5. Maintenance - When the plot grows to 3” tall, you can fertilize again with up to 40 lbs of ammonium nitrate per acre or equivalent. This will help establish your plot but only use when the ground is moist to reduce the chances of burning. You can repeat this step again to push your plot to keep producing forage faster as the deer begin to forage heavily on the plot. Soil moisture is vital to the plants being able to establish themselves, so the soil shouls be moist when planting, with a reasonable expectation of future rainfall. If adequate moisture is not available for an extended period after planting, the plot may fail to establish properly.

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