King’s Maximo Plus is a mixture of oats, winter wheat, cereal rye, triticale, purple-top turnips, radishes, and three clovers — Arrowleaf, Crimson, and Hubam. This mix is a great food plot to plant that will provide supplemental protein for the deer and acts as an attractant to draw them to an area. Maximo Plus is also an excellent cover crop. The turnips and radishes will break up the subsoil and the clovers will put nitrogen back into the soil. Also, clovers are a great food source for native bees and other pollinators.
Planting Rate: 50-75 lbs per acre
Best time to plant: September and October
Soil Type: this mix will do well in a variety of soils
Planting Rate: 50 lbs. per acre
Oats– a good energy source, it is an attractant for hunting, as well as livestock forage.
Winter Wheat – A good winter forage and attractant with the same growing season as oats but more cold tolerant.
Cereal Rye – Has excellent cold tolerance. Also used as a cover crop and for nematode control in gardens.
Triticale – A cross between wheat and cereal rye, this plant combines the positive characteristics of both plants, while offering better disease resistance.
Purple-Top Turnips – Fast growing and easily established plant, high in digestibility and crude protein. The bulbous roots and leafy tops are relished by deer and exotics.
Daikon Radish – Daikon radish breaks up the soil with Tap Root that has deep roots reaching 30” or more and germinates quickly. It holds and releases nutrients and a highly effective cover crop.
Hubam Clover – An excellent high protein browse during late winter and spring. It is a white-blossomed sweet clover used for wildlife, grazing and soil improvement.
Crimson Clover – Red blossomed clover that is the most widely adapted clover species grown in the southern U.S.
Arrowleaf Clover – Late maturing annual that will grow through the spring with proper conditions. It is highly palatable by deer and will regularly reseed itself.