The company that started the food plot industry. Since 1988, the Whitetail Institute has been recognized as the pioneer and leader in food plots and whitetail deer nutrition. With over 2,000 acres of on-site research facilities and a research staff that includes a plant geneticist, wildlife biologist, and ruminant nutrition specialist, the Institute is second to none in producing the most research-proven products available. The Institute is the only company that has developed hybrid seeds specifically for whitetail deer, and all products are simply the most nutritious, long-lasting food plot products on the market. Over 1 million acres of Institute food plots have been planted!
All the attractiveness, nutrition, and ease of planting that you've come to expect from Secret Spot™, now super-sized to handle BIGGER food plot areas. 10 lb. bag; covers 1/4 acre.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bretwis AWESOME Product
I sprayed the area, tilled it and spread the seed. At first I was a little disappointed three weeks after I spread the seed only very little clover had started to grow so I reseeded with the left over tall tine turnips I had that were growing at an astronomical rate. The turnips started growing very well until this stuff decided to grow. This stuff exploded and choked out the turnips. I couldnt be happier!
October 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dabomb exellent
I planted it in a dry spot and it wasnt going to rain so I watered it 2 times and within a week it was 4 inches tall and the deer are already eating it i'm gonna buy a bag for every spot next year excellent product.
September 14, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by sdoss Food Plot
I planted a plot using this item and it seems to be doing very well. I didn't use as much lime as they recomend but did use the recomended amount of fertalizer. The hard part is keeping the deer from eating it untill it grows fully. I guess that's a good problem to have!
August 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by koolkid incredible stuff
I bought his stuff and planted it on a Sunday.Now I live in Florida so you have to know how bad stuff grows here.I didn't put any fertilizer or anything on it, and now it is Wednesday and it is already a quarter inch tall.I planted this stuff on a moist swamp that just dried up.So if I were you I would either keep this stuff really moist.I also spread a little bit in some dry sand and have been watering it every other day and nothing yet. this stuff is great.JUST REMEMBER TO KEEP IT MOIST!!!!!!!!!
November 18, 2009
i live in south mississippi with no plot planning experience, i need a seed that will grow in hot humid weater with little rain, my site is on log land and they have cut, burned and replanted long leaf, the area is fairly open on a hillside that runs into a creek bottom, i only have hand tools and the area hasfallen tree trunks and weeds that will be treated and i need to know if this stuff is right to use, and if not what can i use
I know what you're experiencing. I live in Louisiana and have no tools for planting. I have tried throw and grow from Whitetail Institute with little success. I would suggest you try ShotPlot from Evolved Harvest. and prior to throwing it on the ground mix it with Delta Ags Seed Coat. You can get them both at Bass Pro. (Delta Ag is a Miss. Co.)
Rye and or Red Fescue. Available at Lowes, Home Depot or your local feed mill. 4 pounds for under $10 will cover an acre. Rake away leaves and debris sow and pray for rain. Rye comes up quick and the Red Fescue will do very well in areas with very little sunlight. I plant them mixed on old logging tote roads. You could also use Roundup in the Fall to prepare a sight for Spring planting unless you want to spend more for Roundup ready seed.
Manufacturer says one week in common conditions. They give the following recommendations to give yourself the best chances for this timeline. Eliminate grass in clearing by weed eating, mowing or spraying (if spraying, allow one week before seeding). Note: plants require minimum of four hours of sunlight per day. Rake area thoroughly to remove grass and debris. Broadcast Secret Spot. Re-rake area lightly. Seed will germinate within one week (with rainfall). Note: For best results, add 50 lbs. of 13-13-13 fertilizer (or equivalent) and 100 to 200 lbs. of ag lime before seeding.