Plot Screen – 50 lb / 3 Acre Bag

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Food Plot Screen Description

Our food plot screen seed blend allows you to create a thick natural screen that can reach heights of over 12 ft. It provides security for whitetails while feeding and hides your movements to and from your stand. Keep the deer in your food plot, keep your movements hidden from the deer, and hide your food plot from others.

When To Plant A Food Plot Screen

Our food plot screen blend is best planted in late May to mid-June, depending on your area. It is vulnerable to frost, so it is not advised to plant it too early. It does best in full sun, but can handle some shade. Plot Screen loves hot humid weather so July/August is when you will see your fastest growth. It is best if planted just before a rain.

Frigid Forage Pro Tip: Have fields prepared and ready to go, and then watch the weather forecast.

How To Plant A Food Plot Screen

Our food plot screen seed blend prefers a moist, but well drained heavier soil. However, it will grow in most soils given proper sunlight, nutrients, and moisture.

  1. Condition the soil with a roto-tiller, disc, chisel plow, or similar equipment to a depth of about 6” to prepare a good seed bed.
  2. Weed control prior to planting is always a good idea. It will reduce nutrient stealing weeds from competing with your plot. However, our food plot screen seed blend typically grows thick enough and tall enough to crowd out most weeds. Therefore, you may be able to get by without spraying for weed with our blend compared to others.
  3. Spread fertilizer
    • The soil should be fertile with a pH of 5.5 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.
    • A good fertilizer recommendation is 300-400 lbs/acre of 19-19-19. Like corn, our food plot screen blend loves nitrogen. Therefore, any fertilizer you use should have a relatively high first number. Urea (46-0-0) can be added after about 1 month to really give it a boost.
    • If you see your plants turning light green and/or yellow, it is lacking nitrogen.
  4. Broadcast or drill at roughly 15 lbs/acre. Do not over-seed as planting too thick will only result in stunted plants. A minimum width for your plot screen should be 16’.
    • Frigid Forage Pro Tip: A strip 16’ wide by 1/2 mile equals approximately 1 acre.
  5. Lightly drag the field to cover the seed approximately 1/4 to 1/2”.
  6. Use a cultipacker, roller, or even your ATV tires to pack the field to ensure good seed/soil contact.

For more in-depth planting instructions, view our Food Plot Screen 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). Killing weeds before planting will only help you get the most out of your screen.
  • Planting just before a reasonable chance of rain will always help you achieve the best germination.
  • Proper pH is important, but Plot Screen will tolerate acidic soils better than most blends.
  • If you have sandy soil, Plot Screen is a great way to add organic material into your soil for the following growing season.

Plot Screen Seeding Rate

The recommended seeding rate is 15 lbs per acre. Therefore, this 50 lb bag is suitable for 3 acres.

Product Specifications

Size: 50 lbs

Plot Screen Seeding Rate: 15 lbs per acre

These blends and individual seeds are guaranteed and meet all the requirements and specifications of the US Dept of Agriculture. Each package lists the percent breakdown of the seed varieties in each pack. Each package is attractive for the customer, and contains information such as site preparation, planting instructions, plot maintenance, fertilizing, mowing, etc.