Food Plot Planting
Besides carrying a complete line of Antler King
Wildlife Products, Jungman Wildlife Supply offers a complete
turn-key food plot planting service to you.
By implementing my 10+ years of food plot planting
experience, you can rest assured of a successful planting every
time. I use only top of the line equipment that
is made strictly for the type of seed being planted on your land.
My planting methods include: broadcast seeding and some row
plantings on certain varieties. Each seed
variety is unique in itís own way and therefore requires a
specific set of planting guidelines. Once the
perfect spot has been selected, I will come in and take several
soil samples of the area. This is by far one of
the most important yet over-looked aspects to a successful food
plot. By using the Antler King instant Ph soil
test kits, I will know what the Ph of the soil is in twenty
minutes. No more taking your samples to your
local extension office and waiting weeks to get your test results
back. After the soil test is completed, I will
apply the recommended amount of lime and fertilizer to the soil
and lightly disk it in. Vary rarely and
especially on new food plots I will never lime/fertilize and plant
all in the same day. The soil needs time to
break down and absorb the nutrients. Finally,
when it is getting close to planting time, which is usually a week
or two after the lime and fertilizer have been spread, I will pay
very close attention to the weather forecast for that week.
I will never plant in drought like conditions. No
matter how good your soil is, your food plot is destined for
failure without an adequate supply of rainfall especially on new
plantings. On planting day, prior to spreading
the seeds, the newly growing grasses and weeds will be disked
under in your plot and than the entire food plot will be
cultipacked. This will smooth out and provide a
firm seed bed which is ideal for a good seed to soil contact which
results in superior germination. Once the
seedbed is properly prepared I will either broadcast or row plant
the seeds depending on the type of seed being planted.
Seed that requires broadcasting will be followed up by a
quick pass of the cultipacker which will gently press the seeds
down into the soil at an ideal level for optimum germination.
Once that is completed will we hope for a nice gentle rain
with some ideal temps and your food plot should
be sprouting in just a few short days!