Wildlifeseeds.com - Planting Whitetail Extreme


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.


Keep These Instructions for Future Maintenance Purposes

Planting Recommendations and Management for Imperial Whitetail Extreme Food Plot seed


Follow all instructions below, step-by-step, when planting Extreme.  (See our planting guide video for further details and instructions.)

  1. Stay within the planting times for your state on the back of your Extreme bag. 
  2. Select an area that has moderate to well drained soils.
  3. Disk ground thoroughly to kill existing vegetation and prepare good seed bed.  If weedy or new ground, disk again in 3-5 days.
  4. 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.)
  5. Smooth and firm seed bed with a cultipacker or fence type drag (see video for details).  
  6. With a good seed bed prepared, broadcast 28 pounds of seed per 1 acre.
  7. Again, use cultipacker or fence-type drag (NOTICE: We are using a cultipacker before and after applying seed.)
  8. Do not cover seed more than 1/4 inch.  DO NOT DISK SEED INTO GROUND. 
  9. 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 the basket.

Plant inside the recommended planting dates found on the back of the bag.




  1. Seeds must make contact with the soil to grow. Remove weeds and grasses by mowing or spraying and remove clippings, if possible.
  2. It is important to lightly disc or, at least, scratch the soil.
  3. Lime and fertilize according to soil test or, if no soil test is available:
  4. Add 1 to 2 tons of lime per acre.
  5. Apply 400 pounds of 17-17-17 fertilizer per acre
  6. Broadcast 28 pounds of seed per 1 acre
  7. Drag something (fence type drag) over the field to assure good seed to soil contact.


Maintenance Instructions


  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Soil test every 2-3 years to insure proper Ph and fertility. Depending on pH, you may need to add more lime every few years.
  4. 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 extension office.


*Information provided by the Whitetail Institute