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Pennington Rackmaster Elite Deer Mixture is a one of a kind food plot seed mix that was developed to produce high yields, attract whitetail deer, and to be a true perennial that can last for many years without the need to replant. Elite was created to enhance the health of the whole deer herd, provides high protein to increase body and antler mass. Also helps to increase developing fawns weight and improve does milk production. The product combines two of Pennington's top white clover products, Patriot and Durana, along with their Choice Chicory and many other quality forage ingredients.
Patriot and Durana White Clovers are genetically enhanced and proven by universities to have more persistence in stressed settings like weed competition and over-grazing. Choice Chicory, a perennial, creates up to 35% protein and is an elite variety of Chicory by Pennington. Displays a higher resistance to the heat of the summer and produces a high protein food sources with high yielding through the summer.
Aug. 15 - Oct. 1: Zones C, D and F
Sept. 1 - Nov. 1: Zones A, B and E
February: Zones A, B and E
March - April: Zones C, D and F
|Yield:||25 lbs covers up to 1/2 acre|
|Coverage Area:||25 lbs covers up to 1/2 acre|
|Shipping Weight:||25.51 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Pennington (Mfg. Number: 29558)|
The Durana and Patriot White Clovers along with other legumes in this mixture are pre-inoculated so they will produce nitrogen and share it with the other plants, reducing the amount of expensive commercial nitrogen needed. These legumes produce as much as 100 lbs. of free nitrogen per acre per year for the food plot.
Method: Prepare a smooth, firm seedbed by plowing and dragging the soil. This will remove all vegetation and debris from the site thus eliminating competition. Fertilizer and lime can be applied during this step so it can be worked into the soil. Before seeding remember to firm the soil with a cultipacker or light drag or cultipacker, cover the seed no deeper than 1/4". Making good seed to soil contact is the key to establishing a productive food plot.
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By Gail in Mo on 03/28/2016
pretty expensive for mostly oats and wheat! does not work well in spreader. Have to set for largest seeds and end up not evenly spreading the smaller seeds.
By Brandon in BFE ,NY on 03/28/2017
This was the first blend I ever planted about five years ago. The stand was amazing and every year it was the first plot to green up. I would mow it once or twice every year and it would continue to provide great food for the deer, turkey and rabbits on my property. I tilled it under last spring to plant another blend which later I regretted because we had a extremely dry summer and not a lot grew and before tilling the plot was still a beautiful stand of clover and chicory, live and learn I guess. I purchased the elite again this year because for me this was by far the best results along with the fall and winter deluxe mix I planted in the neighboring plot. When I planted these two mixes the elite in the spring and in the neighboring plot fall and winter deluxe in the early fall I had more dear on that end of my property (consistently) then I have ever seen in my life. Hope this helps anyone on the fence about this product. As another advantage the grain is nice and tall which I believe makes the wildlife feel more secure during daytime hours.