When is comes to having the best Deer Food Plots in the area there are a few things you need to have;
Screening to get those bigger bucks to come out before dark (Provides a sense of security), Food Plot Cover Crop to keep the weeds down during the off season and provide green manure (fertilizer) & Green Forage for both the early and late deer hunting season (Fall through Winter)


A great Food Plot is well screened from buildings and roads. We recommend using Switchgrass (perennial grows 5′ – 6′) and Sorghum (annual grows 8′ – 10′) until your switchgrass is mature, two to three years. You can plant Switchgrass by frost seeding or as soon as the soil can be tilled and planted, the earlier the better. Switchgrass seed will not germinate until mid June, just after the field corn starts to grow. The Sorghum is to be planted at the same time as the Field Corn and will germinate within 7 days.

Cover Seed:

Cover seed is used to keep the weeds down during the off season and add Green Manure to help fertilize the soil. There is no doubt the that best cover seed is Buckwheat! For Food Plots you will want to plant this in early to mid June. In mid August you will kill this off and plant your forage.

Early & Late Forage (Food):

In mid August you will want to kill off your Buckwheat and plant your two types of Forage, early and late. We recommend no till and spreading your seed before running a Cultipacker over your Buckwheat and killing it off with Glyphosate. This will not harm your forage seed. Plant your Food plots with 1/2 early and the other 1/2 with late forages. We have listed the best of both!

Switchgrass for Screening

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is a summer perennial grass

Switchgrass is a perennial and will grow up to 4ft tall the first year. For best results, if you have weeds and other grasses growing where you planted your Switchgrass then keep it mowed down until mid July, just as you would with your lawn. Then let the area grown to 18 inches and mow this down to 6 inches. The Switchgrass will grow much faster than the other weeds and grasses and will then take over. Recommended to also plant Sorghum!

– Perennial Seed
– Grows 3 to 6 feet in height
– Tolerant of poor soils, flooding and drought
– Sow seed at 1/4 – 1/2 LB per 1,000 square feet
– Best in areas that receive 30 inches of rainfall a year

Outsidepride Buckwheat Cover Crop Seed

Summer annual which can be used as a green manure crop

There is no better Cover Crop to keep the weeds down and add Green Manure for the planting season. Buckwheat is an early maturing wheat suitable for almost any type soil. Seeds remain on stalk after ripening, providing food over extended period of time. Buckwheat has a short growing season, maturing in 10 to 12 weeks, making is perfect for Food Plots.

– Plant depth 1″ or less
– Seeding rate 40 to 50 lbs per acre
– Matures in 10-12 weeks after germination
– Mellows the soil and suppresses unwanted plants
– Plant in spring or summer after all danger of frost
– Fits into rotations at a time when fields might otherwise be idle

Domain Outdoor Food Plot Seed for Deer

Big Sexy Food Plot Seed for Deer, 1/2 Acre

THE PREMIER COLD SEASON FOOD PLOT – Big Sexy provides the protein and energy necessary to attract deer all fall and winter.

– Leafy Bulb producing forage
– Turnips, Radish, Kale & Forage Rape
– 1 JUG (3 LBS.), 1/2 ACRE (22,000 Sq. Ft)
– Protein & Energy necessary to attract deer

Seed Fall Buffet for Late Season

Hale Habitat & Seed Fall Buffet Food Plot Mix

This blend will provide Green Food for the late season and contains the following food sources; Winter Pea, Winter Rye, Forage Oats, Crimson Clover, Daikon Radish, Purple Top Turnip, & Chicory. Recommendation, rotate the two food blends each year as the Brassica will add Nitrogen and Calcium and the Fall Blend will use more than it provides.

– Certified seed
– 1 bag (8 lbs), 1/4 acre
– Winter Pea, Winter Rye, Forage Oats
– Crimson Clover, Daikon Radish, Purple Top Turnip, & Chicory

Glyphosate 41

Compare-N-Save 75324 Herbicide, 1-gallon, white

Get to the root and kill grass and weeds with Compare-N-Save 41-percent Glyphosate Concentrate Grass and Weed Killer. Use for lawn or garden replacement, on patios, walkways, or in and around fences and gardens to remove unwanted grass and weeds. The 1 gal. container will treat over 25,000 sq. ft. with visible results in as little as 2 to 4 days. Kills all grass and weeds.

– Rainproof in 2 hours
– Makes up to 85 gallons
– Contains 41-percent glyphosate
– Covers over 25,000 square feet
– Visible results in as little as 2 to 4 days