What kind of clover is in Whitetail Institute?

Imperial Whitetail Clover
Imperial Whitetail Clover is sold by Whitetail Institute (www.whitetailinstitute.com, phone 1-800-688-3030) and is in many of their mixes such as Imperial Chicory Plus, Imperial Extreme, and Pure Attraction. One feature of both clovers is the wide range across the country where they will do well as a food plot crop.

How long does it take Whitetail Institute clover to germinate?

When clover seeds are planted correctly on prepared soils, they can sprout in two to three days in the summer. Also, clovers take less than a week to germinate and sprout when temperatures are around 59 degrees Fahrenheit.

What clover is best for whitetail deer?

If you are going to go with just one type of clover for your plot, white clover is the right choice. Gillium pointed out that White Dutch and Ladino are some of the best white clover for deer and both do very well as pure stands.

What is deer’s favorite clover?

Durana is an intermediate type clover that is tolerant of deer pressure and produces more seed and smaller leaves for turkey. Since it is a perennial, Durana will last for several years and will provide a highly digestible, high protein food plot for deer, turkey and many other types of wildlife.

How much clover seed do you need per acre?

Seeding rate should be 6 to 15 pounds per acre (lower rate if drilled; higher when broadcast). Seeding depth should be no deeper than 0.5 inch. Mowing red clover and leaving the cuttings in the field allows additional nitrogen fixation.

Do deer like white clover or red clover?

You can get clover at any farm or ag store, in red, white or crimson varieties, and all will attract deer. But if you’re planting specifically as a flood plot the specially designed cultivars from some of the major food plot companies will be even better.

Can you plant clover over grass?

When adding clover to an existing lawn, first mow it close and remove any thatch to allow the seed to fall to the soil surface. To sow clover alone, mix it with enough sand to facilitate spreading. About 2 ounces of clover is needed for every 1,000 square feet of lawn.

When should I plant clover?

The best time to plant clover is in Spring or late Summer/early Fall. It is also a great choice for frost seeding.

What is the best time to plant clover?

The best time to plant clover is in Spring or late Summer/early Fall. It is also a great choice for frost seeding.

Does clover need lime?

Clover Basics: Clover needs water, sun and lime (in most soil) for good germination. Clover gets its phosphate and potash from the soil and its nitrogen from the air through a bacterium that lives on its roots. Lime is necessary to bring the pH of the soil up to the neutral range (6.0 to 7.0 for the best performance).

Can you overseed with clover?

You can always overseed with clover if the grass starts taking over.

When should I plant clover for deer?

The best time to plant clover is in Spring or late Summer/early Fall.