RACKMASTER CHICORY SEED
Chicory Variety = "Trigger" - Available in 5 lb. and 30 Lb. Packages
Plant 10 LBS. per Acre.
Helps provide proper nutrition for your entire Deer Herd, From Fawns to Mature Bucks
RACKMASTER Chicory is a blend of high yielding perennial forage chicory varieties that supplies a highly palatable, high protein and energy rich food source for deer and other wildlife throughout the spring and summer months and into fall. When managed properly, RACKMASTER Chicory blend can produce 3-4 tons of dry matter forage per acre annually with similar nutritional characteristics as alfalfa including protein content up to 32% and digestibility of fresh leaf growth approaching 90 to 95%. With a deep taproot and extensive root system, RACKMASTER Chicory plants are drought tolerant and have the ability to uptake an array of minerals from the soil into their leaves that are key to antler growth and deer herd health. It is excellent for use in mixes with cool season annual grasses and legumes. RACKMASTER Chicory features RapidResults seed germination enhancement technology which promotes quicker emergence and stronger, deeper root growth. The result is a hardier and more productive food plot.
Chicory attracts and provide nutrition for deer throughout the year. To furnish high quality nutrition for post-rut bucks and pregnant does and does nursing fawns from spring throughout summer and into the fall. In a mixture with winter annual grasses and clover to boost deer attraction and increase nutritional content of the food plot.
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Method: Choose a site that receives a minimum of 8 hours of full sun. Prepare a clean, smooth and firm seedbed by plowing and dragging the soil. Fertilizer and lime can be applied during this step to incorporate it into the soil. Plant with a drill on a firm seedbed or broadcast seed evenly across the soil surface and incorporate it using a culti-packer or light drag to cover the seed. Care should be taken to ensure seed are planted at the proper depth.
Seeding Date: South - Sept. 15 thru Nov. 1; Upper South – Sept. 1 thru Oct. 15 and Mar. 15 thru May 1; North - Aug. 1 thru Sept. 15 and Apr. 1 thru May 15.
Seeding Rate: 10 lbs. per acre alone (4 oz. / 1000 sq. ft.) or 4 lbs. per acre in mixes (1.5 oz. /1000 sq. ft.)
Depth: ¼” (stand failures will result from seed planted too shallow or too deep).
Fertilizer: Soil testing is highly recommended. Liming to a pH of 6.0-7.0 and providing adequate amounts of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus fertilizer are necessary to ensure a productive chicory food plot. (Consult your local county extension office for soil sampling assistance.) In the absence of a soil test, apply
300 lbs. /acre 19-19-19 (7 lbs. /1000 sq. ft.) or equivalent fertilizer and 1 ton/acre ag lime (50 lbs. /1000 sq. ft.). Apply fertilizer just prior to seeding. If practical, apply lime a minimum of 3 months before planting. To obtain maximum production, apply an additional 30 – 50 lbs. /acre nitrogen 30 – 60 days after emergence with the application of 100 – 150 lbs. /acre 34-0-0 (or equivalent) nitrogen fertilizer.
Chicory is highly responsive to good soil fertility especially nitrogen fertilization. For maximum productivity and stand life, maintain a soil pH of 6.0 or higher and medium to high soil levels of phosphorus and potassium. Annual or biennial soil testing is highly recommended. For pure stands, apply a total of 100-150 lbs. per acre (2.25 – 3.5 lbs. /1000 sq.ft.) nitrogen annually in split applications (spring, summer and again in the fall). If planted in a mixture with alfalfa or perennial clover, annual nitrogen fertilizer application rate can be reduced by 50% or more. To keep forage growth leafy, productive and fresh, prevent seedhead formation by mowing plots periodically in the spring and summer months to remove developing flower stems.