Big Buck Binge Deer Food Plot Seed Mix - 5 LB
Big Buck Binge is an annual deer food plot seed mix of turnips and rapeseed designed to provide a late fall and winter deer food source. When most other deer food plots have lost their appeal, this seed mix will supply a high energy, high protein food source. Purple Top Turnips roots and tops are very nutritious and palatable, providing protein to your deer herd even during the cold winter months. Forage Rapeseed has improved grazing qualities, as well as increased yields that provide an excellent source of protein. Put back what nature intended with Big Buck Binge Deer Food Plot Seed Mix.
Two and a half pounds covers approximately 1/2 acre
Five pounds covers approximately 1 acre
Contents (may contain a mixture of the following seeds)
- Purple Top Turnips
Big Buck Binge is our annual brassica mix which includes Purple Top Turnips and Forage Rapeseed.
The purple top turnips bulb root grows halfway in the ground and halfway out of the ground allowing your deer easy access to pull up and consume both parts of the forage – both the roots and the tops are very nutritious and palatable. The turnip tops will turn a brilliant purple color after a frost or two, pulling all the plants sugar into the leaves. The turnip plant is both high energy and high protein forage for your deer in those scarce winter months. The turnip is a cool season biennial which germinates at soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees F. It will continue to grow in the fall until temperatures drop near 15 degrees F. Turnips can be seeded anytime from March to September. Best fall plantings are sown in late July - early September. Early planting gives higher yields but more weed problems. Where moisture is available, turnips can be double cropped after small grains. Extending your grazing season into fall and winter often pays big dividends. Turnips provide good grazing beginning in October and often last into the New Year.
- Ready to graze in 10 to 14 weeks
- Excellent for deer food plots
- High yields
- Very nutritional forage
- Allows more management ﬂexibility
- Adapted to a wide range of soil and climactic conditions
Rapeseed will grow in a wide range of soil types and weather conditions. They have increased yields that provide an excellent source of protein. Rapeseed are special types of forage rape which allows more ﬂexibility in their use. Both Rapeseeds can be used as summer crops for fattening and ﬁnishing or for fall planted crops to provide winter feed. Rapeseed do not need to reach optimum maturity before grazing unlike most traditional forage rapes. Both Rapeseeds have increased dry matter yields and are excellent sources of nutrition, making them a great choice for deer food plots. Rapeseed are adapted to a wide range of soil and climactic conditions.
Rapeseed can be grazed 10 to 14 weeks after planting with rotational grazing providing the best results. Lightly graze the ﬁrst time to ensure good leaf re-growth from the main stem and to allow further grazing to occur. Always introduce animals slowly to brassicas - especially during a period of lush growth and make sure animals have access to water.
Planting Big Buck Binge in the fall will offer you and your deer herd many benefits:
- Planting a brassica in the fall will help control your weeds through the fall and winter months.
- With the large root bulb a brassica will help loosen or break up compact soil which will help with your spring planting.
- Brassicas produce a large top growth and root bulbs which if not severely grazed will decay adding organic minerals to the soil. Organic contact help in nutrient and water hold capabilities in the soil.
Planting instruction for Big Buck Binge
Choose a location that has as much sun as possible, best location will offer 6 hours or more of sun. Soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0. It is best to work the soil by conventional farming methods such as rototiller or disk, then firm by rolling. Finally broadcast or rake for good soil contact.
Fall planting should be 8 – 10 weeks before your first frost.
Purple top turnips
- Height: 14-22 inches
- Spacing: 2-3 inches between plants, 18- 30 inches between rows
- Depth: 1/2 inch
- Spread: 8-10 inches
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Days To Maturity: 57 days
- Yield: 50 - 100 lbs./100 foot row
- Planting Dates: Fall: July-September
- Planting Rates: 2-4lbs/Acre
- Minimum Soil pH: 5.5
- Primary Use: Grazing
- Fruit: Large, Round, Purple Topped Roots. Crisp, Sweet, Mild, Fine-Grained White Flesh
- Comments: Our turnips yield big crops with smooth, attractive roots and semi-erect prolific greens. It stores well and is best at 3-4 inches in diameter. Distinctive Purplish-Red color above the ground and white below…