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Buckwheat is a popular all-around seed producing plant that attracts a large number of the wildlife population depending upon the area that is grown. Buckwheat grows well in almost any soil and is a great cover crop for building the soil.
It is usually planted alone and it produces heavy seeds that shatter easily giving easy access for stalk feeding for smaller birds. Buckwheat can provide good ground coverage for protecting the larger fowl like ducks, turkey and pheasant. This forage can be planted near water areas (lakes, ponds, etc.) for ducks. The stalks will remain after the seed shatters out thus providing additional cover for smaller wildlife.
Buckwheat Food Plot Seed Quick Facts
- Type Of Crop: Buckwheat seed produces an abundance of seed that appeal to wildlife. It is a warm season annual that
has many uses one of which is as a food plot crop.
- Soil Adaptations: Well suited to almost any soil type.
- Food Plot Use: Buckwheat is
attractive to deer and provides excellent summer food plot forage. The seed is reluctant to shatter, thus remaining on the stalk for long periods providing seed for turkey and other game
birds throughout the summer months.
- Growth Characteristics: Buckwheat is extremely early maturing with seed yields as fast as 7-10 weeks after emergence. The plant will make
clusters of small white flowers forming triangular shaped black seeds.
After seeds appear you may mow mature seed heads for reseeding in mid-summer.
Planting Buckwheat Seed For Food Plots
- Planting Date: April - July
- Planting Rate: 50 lbs. per acre or 3lbs.
per 1000 sq. ft.
- Planting Depth: ˝"
- Used In Food Plots For:
Deer, Turkey, Duck, Dove, Pheasant, Rabbit, and Quail
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