Forage plants are simply nutrient transfer agents. These nutrients must first be in the soil to produce quality forage and quality deer. Most food plots, however, are located in poor, nutrient-depleted soil. By adding Antler Dirt and the beneficial microbes it includes, you can develop healthy soil that provides high quality nutrients for deer. Healthier soil, like that found in in the prairie states of Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois result in:
Total Nitrogen (N) . . . . . . . . 1%
Available Phosphate (P2O5) . . . . 1%
Soluble Potash (K2O) . . . . . . . 1%
Antler Dirt® is packed with a speciﬁc formulation to produce the quality, drought resistant forage necessary to grow larger antlers, bigger deer, and healthier fawns.
Large Food Plots:
Apply 1-2 tons of Antler Dirt®. We recommend an initial application of 2 tons per acre for best results.
Hidey-hole Food Plots (1,000 square feet):
Processed manure, fine ground mined limestone, mined gypsum.
A Soil Supplement For Wildlife Food Plots
Hunters and wildlife managers plant food plots primarily for two reasons: as an attractant for easier viewing and hunting or to provide the necessary nutrition to grow healthy, big deer. Food plot farmers carefully select the seed varieties to plant to meet these goals, selecting plants known for their preference by deer and their high protein and carbohydrate levels. In creating food plots an important element to consider is the quality of the soil. Quality soil can be directly correlated to bigger deer. For illustration, look at the locations of bucks entered in the Boone and Crockett record book and soybean yield by county. These maps are very similar! Reason being quality soil equals quality forage, and quality forage equals quality deer.
Both antler and fawn development are closely correlated to the amount of quality forage made available to the deer herd in free ranging environments. The most economical method to provide a deer herd with the highest nutritional value is to provide the soil with its desired amendments found via a soil analyses.
Adding the appropriate amounts of Antler Dirt®—suggested via soil analysis—will greatly increase the quantity and quality of forage produced. Additionally, healthy plants are more resistant to drought and pests.
Even the best food plot seed blend will not yield the best results without the best possible soil. Antler Dirt® food plot blends help create rich, dark, moisture holding soil that’s necessary for growing nutritious forage.
It’s important to realize that forage plants are only nutrient transfer agents. These nutrients must first be in the soil to produce quality forage and quality deer. Most food plots, however, are located in poor, nutrient-depleted soil. By adding Antler Dirt®, you can develop healthy soil that provides high quality nutrients for deer. Healthier soil, like that found in in the prairie states of Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois result in:
Antler Dirt® boosts plant growth in your food plots and increases uptake of the minerals that produce the large antlers from the soil.
Apply 1-2 tons of Antler Dirt® per acre in early spring or late fall. (We highly recommend an initial application of 2 tons per acre for best results.) A soil test is recommended to ensure the best results.
Processed manure, fine ground mined limestone, mined gypsum
“This is a product I have used for years with amazing results. My food plots are planted in typical poor, rocky soil in the Ozark Mountains. With Antler Dirt my plots are as lush and vibrant as plots in the great soils of Iowa or other trophy deer producing areas! Antler Dirt has proven to be a superior alternative to manufactured inorganic fertilizers that I’ve tried.“
Dr. Grant Woods