The following are detailed, step-by-step instructions
for planting Imperial Extreme. By following all of the steps you should have
phenomenal results from your Imperial Extreme. The only thing left to chance
will be Mother Nature. When your
Imperial Extreme is planted correctly, you will find that you have done one of
the, if not the, best things you’ve ever done to improve the quality of your
deer and deer hunting. You should
see more deer and better quality deer.
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Planting Recommendations and Management for Imperial Whitetail
Extreme Food Plot seed
(FOR BEST RESULTS)
Follow all instructions below, step-by-step, when
planting Extreme. (See our planting
guide video for further details and instructions.)
- Stay within the planting times for your state on
the back of your Extreme bag.
- Select an area that has moderate to well drained
- Disk ground thoroughly to kill existing vegetation
and prepare good seed bed. If
weedy or new ground, disk again in 3-5 days.
- Soil test for a herb to determine fertilizer and
lime requirements. Be sure the Ph
of the soil is a minimum of 5.4. Just like all crops, Proper Ph is a very
important part of soil preparation.
If no soil test is available, use 400 lbs. of 17-17-17 or equivalent
fertilizer per acre. Also, apply
a minimum of 1 to 2 tons of lime per acre. A heavy application of lime will
maintain a less acidic soil for several years. (Buy your lime in bulk, not in
bags. Lime is very inexpensive
when bought in bulk.)
- Smooth and firm seed bed with a cultipacker or
fence type drag (see video for details).
- With a good seed bed prepared, broadcast 28 pounds
of seed per 1 ¼ acre.
- Again, use cultipacker or fence-type drag (NOTICE: We are using a cultipacker
before and after applying seed.)
- Do not cover seed more than 1/4 inch. DO NOT DISK SEED INTO GROUND.
- After seedlings are 3” tall, add 100 - 200 pounds
of 34-0-0 fertilizer per acre to boost growth.
Proper planting effort, favorable soil, weather
conditions and good timing can contribute to the success of your planting, and
the ultimate impact on the quality of your deer and wildlife.
After planting, place a small wire basket over a
small portion (2’x2’) of your plot so wildlife can’t graze that area. Watch the difference inside and outside
Plant inside the recommended planting dates found on
the back of the bag.
FOR BEST RESULTS WITH LIMITED
- Seeds must make contact with the soil to grow.
Remove weeds and grasses by mowing or spraying and remove clippings, if possible.
- It is important to lightly disc or, at least,
scratch the soil.
- Lime and fertilize according to soil test or, if
no soil test is available:
- Add 1 to 2 tons of lime per acre.
- Apply 400 pounds of 17-17-17 fertilizer per
- Broadcast 28 pounds of seed per 1 ¼ acre
- Drag something (fence type drag) over the field to
assure good seed to soil contact.
- Extreme is capable of producing heavy growth.
Depending on your deer and wildlife population and/or how much you plant, you
may choose to mow your plot with bush hog to clip the weeds and Extreme down
to about 4-6 inches. This will promote more tender lush growth. Do not mow
when it is hot and dry. Remove
clippings if possible
- Once Extreme is established, fertilize once or
twice a year using a 17-17-17 or similar fertilizer at the rate of 300# per
acre. Early spring and early fall are the best times to fertilize. Apply
fertilizer when plants are dry.
- Soil test every 2-3 years to insure proper Ph and
fertility. Depending on pH, you may need to add more lime every few
- Some herbicides can be used
successfully to rid your fields of grasses and weeds. The best recommendation we
can make about the use of herbicides is for you to consult your local county
*Information provided by the Whitetail Institute