Pennington Rackmaster Early Draw Mix is a unique blend of cool and warm-season annuals that serve as an attractive food source to bring out deer for bow hunting and to keep them in the hunting area. A mix of cowpeas, buckwheat, and oats quickly germinate to lure deer to the food plot. It also provides a source of carbohydrates to provide energy for deer in the surrounding area during cold months. This product promotes root growth and fast emergence, resulting in a productive food plot that lures and holds wildlife in the area longer.
Prepare a clean, smooth and firm seedbed by plowing and dragging the soil. Plant with a drill or broadcast seed evenly across the soil surface and incorporate it using a culti-packer or by shallow disking.
Draws out deer in early for bow hunting and hold them in the area for the entire hunting season and beyond
Promotes quicker emergence and stronger, deeper root growth
Provides a highly palatable source of protein and energy nutrition from late summer through fall and into the colder months following the rut
PLANTING AND GROWING INSTRUCTIONS
Method: Choose a site that receives a minimum of 8 hours of full sun. Prepare a clean, smooth and firm seedbed by plowing and dragging the soil. Fertilizer and lime can be applied during this step to incorporate it into the soil. Plant with a drill or broadcast seed evenly across the soil surface and incorporate it using a culti-packer or by shallow disking. Care should be taken to ensure seed are planted at the proper depth. If seed are disked in, the use of a culti-packer or roller after seeding ensures good seed/soil contact and improves stand emergence. Seeding Date:South - Sept. 1 thru Oct. 1; Upper South – Aug. 15 Sept. 15; North - Aug. 1 thru Sept. 1 Seeding Rate: 100 lbs. /acre or 2 ½ lbs. /1000 sq. ft. Seeding Depth: 1/2” (stand failures will result from seed planted too shallow or too deep). Fertilizer: Soil testing is highly recommended. Liming to a pH of 6.0-6.5 and providing adequate levels of potassium and phosphorus are necessary to ensure a productive food plot. See your local county extension office for soil sampling assistance. In the absence of a soil test, apply 400 – 600 lbs. /acre 10-10-10 (10 – 14 lbs. /1000 sq. ft.) or an equivalent fertilizer and 1 ton/acre ag lime (50 lbs./1000 sq. ft.). Apply fertilizer just prior to seeding. If practical, apply lime a minimum of 3 months before planting.
Management: To obtain maximum production, apply an additional 30 – 50 lbs. /acre nitrogen 30 – 60 days after emergence with the application of 100 – 150 lbs. /acre 34-0-0 (or equivalent) nitrogen fertilizer.