Brassica Mix has been designed to provide highly nutritious forage from late-summer until well after killing frosts. This ability to stockpile feed helps whitetail deer survive the harsh winter months until spring growth appears. Deer feeding activity on this mix usually increases significantly after cool weather arrives in the fall and will continue throughout the winter unless snow cover is too deep. The five brassicas that comprise this mix were chosen for their different maturities, high protein, palatability and the ability to adapt to a wide range of environmental and soil conditions.
#MS2 Brassica Plus
Brassica Plus + has been designed with 9 Premier components to assure high quality forage availability all the way through the fall growing season. The nine components that make up this mix have been selected for not only attracting deer and other wildlife, but for holding them in the area whole providing a high quality, diverse forage late into the fall. Northern Edge Brassica plus + mix is adapted to a wide range of soil and environmental conditions and will provide quick, easy establishment followed by rapid growth.
#MS3 Legume Mix
Legume Mix is a long-lasting (3 to 5 years) perennial mix adapted to a wide range of soil and environmental conditions, including lighter soils that dry out quickly. Each of the six components that make up the six components that make up this mix were selected for their persistence, high protein levels, mineral content, high digestibility and palatability. Ideal Northern Edge Legume Mix will green up early in the spring and produce forage until a hard freeze occurs. It is recommended to mow or clip the plot whenever the alfalfa starts to bloom to generate new growth which deer love.
#MS4 Totally Turnips
2 LB Covers Approximately 11,000 Sq Ft. (1/4 Acre) 8 LB Cover Approximately 44,000 Sq Ft. (1 Acre) Northern Edge Totally Turnips Mix was created to provide an easy to establish, very high protein food source for deer during the spring through summer growing season and more importantly, summer through late winter to early spring when a reliable food supply is critical for survival. Deer not only utilize the highly nutritious tops but also the bulbs which are very palatable as well. The three turnip varieties in Northern Edge Totally Turnips Mix were selected for high leaf and bulb production, different maturities for increased forage availability throughout the season, palatability and the ability to adapt to a wide range of soil and environmental conditions.
#MS5 Forage Collards
2.5 LB Covers Approximately 11,000 Sq Ft. (1/4 Acre) 10 LB Cover Approximately 44,000 Sq Ft. (1 Acre) Northern Edge Forage Collards are a hybrid brassica selected for superior forage quality, high forage/biomass production, grazing and winter survival. When tested for forage quality against other premium brassicas, Northern Edge Forage Collards places near the top in all desirable characteristics including crude protein and digestibility. Northern Edge Forage Collards can thrive under a wide range of environmental conditions and seasonal extremes including below zero for several days without snow cover or protection, making it one of the most winter-hardy brassicas available. Leaves may wilt or burn around the edges but vegetation will remain green and viable throughout the winter. On the other extreme, once Northern Edge Forage Collards large tap root penetrates deep into the soil profile, it can still be productive during hot, dry summers experience in many areas of the country. Northern Edge Forage Collards can tolerate close grazing pressure due to the growing point near the soil surface which allows for fast regrowth after grazing. The versatility and economic benefits of Northern Edge Forage Collards are unsurpassed, making it truly the king of premium brassicas.
#MS6 Forage Radishes
Northern Edge Forage Radishes is an easy to establish annual forage for wildlife food plots that produces a tremendous amount of high protein forage and large edible roots for deer from late summer through mid to late winter. As with other brassicas, Northern Edge Forage Radishes will see increased feeding activity as cooler weather arrives in the fall due to increased sugars in the leaves and roots. These radishes are also efficient recyclers of minerals and other nutrients which benefit antler growth and overall health of the deer herd. Other benefits of Northern Edge Forage Radishes include enhanced soil tilth, increased soil organic matter, weed suppression, improved water infiltration and aeration. When the radishes start to decay in late winter, nutrients become readily available for use by the following food plot crop. Eco-Till Radish is a new Daikon type forage radish variety specifically developed for fall/winter cover crop applications. These radishes offer impressive benefits to the soil and the environment including the reduction of soil compaction, improved nutrient recycling, increased organic matter, enhancement of soil tilth and suppresion of weeds, to name a few. A superior, deep penetrating taproot is one characteristic that seperates Eco-till radishes from the competition. The thin, lower portion of the taproot can grow to a depth of six feet or more while the thick upper portion of the taproot can grow to a length of 24 inches. This taproot creates vertical holes in the soil profile that breaks up soil compaction and improves soil tilth. This process, known as “bio-building”, improves water infiltration, aeration and fertilizer efficiency for succeeding crops. Equally important is the ability of these radishes to take up nutrients from the soil profile to be stored in the tissues near the soil surface and make them readily available for use by the following crop. 10 lb Per Acre
#MS7 Ultimate Clover Mix
2.5 LB Covers Approximately 11,000 Sq Ft. (1/4 Acre) 10 LB Covers Approximately 44,000 Sq Ft. ( 1 Acre) Northern Edge Ultimate Clover Mix is a long-lasting (3 to 5 years) perennial mix with an annual warm season clover included to provide a boost in forage production during the first summer after planting. This mix is adapted to a wide range of soil and environmental conditions throughout the U.S. The three perennial clovers in this mix were selected for grazing persistence, high forage quality, palatability and consistent forage production all season long. The annual clover in the mix was selected for superior forage production, excellent forage quality and palatability. It is recommended to mow or clip the food plot to generate new growth whenever the majority of clovers start to bloom. 10 lb Per Acre
#MS8 Chicory White Clover Mix
Available in 9-lb. Bags This mix is adapted to a wide range of soil conditions and should persist for several years without replanting. The white clover is the dominant plant during the spring and early summer with the chicory becoming more productive throughout the late summer and fall.This mix provides the high quality forage and minerals beneficial for antler development and health.
#MS9 Annual Mix
Available in 50-lb. bags Many wildlife mixes contain cool season legumes and grasses that decline in forage production during July and August. Ideal Northern Edge Annual Mix has been designed to fill the need for maximum forage production and nutrition during the summer through early fall when other forages experience “summer decline”. The six components that make up this mix have been specifically selected to produce high quality forage rapidly and continuously throughout this important time of the year for whitetail deer. This mix should be used in conjunction with the other Ideal Northern Edge mixes to help provide a year-round food source for whitetail deer, turkey, and other wildlife. For best results, Northern Edge Annual Mix should be planted when the soil temperature reaches 65 degrees.
Mix designed to meet Michigan 327 standard for introduced CRP / CP1 projects. PF Calculator Summary (Grass, Wildflower, Total): * Species: (3, 6, 9) * Pounds: (4, 3.325, 7.325) * Seeds/ft2: (104.78, 27.03, 131.81) - 20.5% legume componen