Autumn Quick Plot Description
Autumn Quick Plot is a fast growing blend of annuals and biennials formulated to be planted in food plots from late Summer to early Fall. Planting a late Summer to early Fall food plot provides a fresh green option for your deer when most natural and agricultural sources are maturing and drying up. Extend your hunting season with Autumn Quick Plot!
The fresh green growth of Autumn Quick Plot will help draw deer into huntable locations while providing a good high-energy food source prior to Winter. The Winter peas, Winter wheat, and forage brassicas in Autumn Quick Plot will stay green long after a hard frost, providing a great draw late into the season.
When To Plat Autumn Quick Plot
Autumn Quick Plot is best planted mid-August to mid-September in areas that receive at least 4 hours of sunlight per day.
Frigid Forage Pro Tip: It works well for early season archery, so you should allow 3-4 weeks of growth before hunting.
How To Plant Autumn Quick Plot
The ideal soil for Autumn Quick Plot is heavier loam or light clay soil, but does well in almost any soil with proper moisture.
- Approximately one month before planting, condition the soil with a roto-tiller, disc, chisel plow, or similar equipment to prepare a good seed bed. Then, allow the existing vegetation to grow back and then spray with RoundUp one or two weeks before planting.
- Spread fertilizer
- The soil should be fertile with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. If you are unsure of your soils fertility or pH, have your soil tested. Your local farm coop or fertilizer dealer can usually help with this. Add lime as needed to improve pH.
- A good fertilizer recommendation is 200 lbs/acre of 19-19-19.
- If you see your plants turning purple and/or yellow, it is lacking nutrients.
- When you are ready to plant, loosen up the topsoil with a drag or chain link fence. Do not till too deep as this will only bring more weed seeds to the surface.
- Broadcast 15 lbs per acre
- Since Autumn Quick Plot is a blend with seeds of different size, care should be taken when setting your seed so you don’t make the opening too large and run out your seed too fast.
- Frigid Forage Pro Tip: Keep an eye on the forecast before planting as it is best to do your planting right before a rainfall.
- Drag the seed bed and cover the seed with 1⁄4 – 1⁄2 inch of top soil.
- Use a cultipacker, roller, or even your ATV tires to pack the field to ensure good seed/soil contact.
The following year you will see some re-growth in early Spring that will benefit your deer herd. However, it tends to mature quickly and can either be mowed down or plowed under for “green fertilizer” to help build up your soil.
For more in-depth planting instructions, view our Autumn Quick Plot planting instructions here.
Weed Control Tips
- As with all food plots, it is always easiest and cheapest to start with a weed free seed bed using glyphosate (RoundUp). Begin soil preparation in mid-Summer. Spray emerging vegetation 2 weeks before planting your Autumn Quick Plot.
- Due to the late Summer planting time of Autumn Quick Plot, weed control is easier than many blends and weed competition should not be much of an issue.
Autumn Quick Plot Seeding Rate
The recommended seeding rate is 15 lbs per acre. Therefore, this 8.5 lb bag is suitable for 1/2 of an acre.
Size: 8.5 lbs
Autumn Quick Plot Seeding Rate: 15 lbs per acre
Contains: Austrian Winter Peas, Winter Wheat, Winter Rye, Forage Radish, Forage Turnip, Forage Rape, and Common Vetch
Autumn Quick Plot is by far my favorite seed to plant for Whitetail Deer. The blend of Cereal Grains, Peas and Brassicas is easy to spread evenly with my EarthWay shoulder broadcaster. I can spread it to the exact amount needed per the food plot size listed on the bag, this is very important as you will get the most out of each plant as they will not be overcrowded or be too thin and allow weeds to take over. The seed can be planted from August 1st all the way to the end of September for my area, so it’s gives me a wide window of opportunity to plant before a rain or wait for the best stretch of weather. It can also give you redemption if one of your earlier plots you planted failed, and you need a “Quick Plot” to hunt over for the fall. Best of all this blend is very attractive to Deer, early on they will bury their head in the brassica leaves and nibble on the peas and cereal grains. Once you get a frost the deer will eat the sugar sweetened brassica leaves, then they will munch on the rest of the forage and eventually dig up the bulbs and eat them. My 2019 Autumn Quick plot stayed green long into the winter and held the deer on my property allowing me to shoot a Ten Point Buck. I highly recommend this seed to anyone, but especially to People new to planting food plots because it is easy to be successful with..
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