We came up with this unique blend which includes purple top turnips, oil-seed radish, tillage radish, rape, sugar beets, forage collards, crimson clover and impact forage collards after years of side by side testing. The result is a product that will have deer tearing at the foliage and bulbs as hard as any brassica mixture on the market. We have noticed that some deer tend to hit brassicas harder and quicker than others. Plot Topper can be planted alone or planted in the same plot with our Whitetail Oats, Harvest Salad, or broadcasted into standing corn or soybeans as the leaves turn yellow. If you want big bucks on big brassica bulbs, try out Plot Topper.
The “Deadly Dozen”
50 lbs Harvest Salad + 3 lb bag Plot Topper = 1 Acre Deadly Dozen
When Harvest Salad and Plot Topper are combined it gives you 12 plant species in the same plot. We call it the “Deadly Dozen”. With this combination there will always be multiple plants within the plot that are highly palatable to the deer from the time it first germinates until the following spring. Some of the plants will really draw the deer in early, other plants will attract during the late fall and still others will become more attractive during the late season after there has been a hard freeze.
Plot Topper – planting instructions
Planting Date – Plot Topper is a fall-planted product. A good general rule to remember in regards to planting dates is as follows – Along Interstate-70 plant Plot Topper September 1st. For every 100 miles north of I-70 move the planting date up sooner by 1 week. For every 100 miles south of I-70 move the planting date back later by 1 week. It is very important not to plant Plot Topper too early or it will lose some of its palatability by the time hunting season opens and you want the deer to be hitting it hardest.
Site Prep – Start by spraying your plot in the spring to kill any vegetation. When it is time to plant prepare a good seedbed by disking or tilling the ground so that it is primarily free of bigger dirt-clods. The soil does not need to be worked into a power-fine consistency but just free of large clods.
Planting – Plot Topper is a very easy crop to grow and is planted by broadcasting. It is very important to not plant Plot Topper too thick or the plants will be stunted and not produce bulbs on the turnips, radishes and sugar beets. It is much better to plant Plot Topper too light than too heavy. After broadcasting the seed onto the worked ground, use a culti-packer or roller to push the seed into the ground. If a culti-packer or roller is not available the seed will do fine by just leaving it as rain will work it into the soil enough to get good germination.
Notes – Plot Topper is a great product to combine with Harvest Salad or oats to provide a wider variety of plants in the same plot. Plot Topper is also great for over-seeding soybean plots once the leaves on the soybean plants have started to turn yellow.