PROVIDES UP TO 44% ANTLER BUILDING PROTEIN
EXTREMELY POWERFUL ATTRACTION ALL YEAR LONG
FOR DEER, TURKEY AND OTHER WILDLIFE
LASTS UP TO 5 YEARS WITH A SINGLE PLANTING, VERY ECONOMICAL
COATED WITH NEW RAINBOND SEED TREATMENT FOR OPTIMUM GERMINATION,
EMERGENCE AND SEEDLING SURVIVABILITY, NO ADDITIONAL TREATMENT NEEDED
COLD TOLERANT AND HEAT RESISTANT
EDGE: A Perennial Forage Mixture that Combines Heat Tolerance, Drought Tolerance, Winter Hardiness in a Single Mix that Deer Absolutely Devour!!
Extremely palatable forage to deer that provides outstanding energy and nutrition
Best performance on medium/heavy to moderately well drained soils
Optimum soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Edge is well suited to a broad range of environments from the Southeastern U.S. to Alberta, Canada, and is highly preferred by deer.
EDGE contains; Shoshone Sainfoin, Persist Small Burnet, FSG 505 Alfalfa,
Alex berseem Clover, Pika triticale, and Wina Chicory
Planting Recommendations and Management for Imperial Edge Seeds;
Be sure to stay within the planting dates for your state.
For Best Results;
1. Select an area moderately well drained to medium/heavy soil. Stay away from moist low land.
Edge also grows well on hilltops and hillsides that drain.
2. Soil test to determine fertilizer and lime requirements. Be sure the pH of the soil is between
6.5 and 7.5. Proper pH is a very important part of soil preparation. If no soil test is available,
apply a minimum of 2 tons of lime and 400 pounds of 19-19-19 or equivalent fertilizer per acre.
A heavy application of lime will maintain a neutral soil (7.0 pH) for several years. (Buy your
lime in bulk, not in bags. Lime is very inexpensive when bought in bulk.)
3. Disk ground thoroughly to prepare a good seed bed. If weedy or new ground, disk again in 3-5
days. Edge must be planted on a well prepared seed bed.
4. Prepare a good, firm seed bed. For best results use a cultipacker or heavy roller to smooth and
firm the seed bed. If no cultipacker is available, use a weighted drag to smooth and firm the seed
5. With a smooth firm seed bed prepared, broadcast 26 lbs. of seed per acre.
6. After broadcasting seed, use a cultipacker to roll over the field. This presses seed into the
ground and helps insure better seed-to-soil contact and good germination. Do not cover seed
more than 1/8-inch. DO NOT DISK SEED INTO GROUND. NOTICE: Again, we recommend
use of a cultipacker.)
7. Remember, Imperial Whitetail Edge is a high-quality forage seed. Proper planting effort,
favorable soil, weather conditions and good timing can contribute to the success of your planting,
and the ultimate impact on the quality of your deer and wildlife.
8. After planting, place a small wire basket over a portion of Imperial Edge so wildlife can’t
graze that area. Watch the difference inside and outside the exclusion cage.
9. Do not plant during hot, dry weather.
(These management instructions are not required, but are strongly recommended for maximum
performance and longevity of your Imperial Whitetail Edge food plots)
A. Depending on your deer and wildlife population and/or how much you plant, you may choose
to mow Edge with a bush hog to clip the plot to about 6 inches. Mow your Edge in the spring and
summer months when Edge reach about 10-12 inches tall. This will produce new tender, lush
growth from the Edge. Mow everything down to about 6 inches high. Do not mow when it is hot
and dry. Mowing will help promote new growth and keep unwanted weeds from seeding.
B. Once Imperial Whitetail Edge is established, fertilize once or twice a year using a 19-19-19 or
similar fertilizer at the rate of 300 lbs. per acre. Spring and early fall are the best seasons to
fertilize. Apply fertilizer when plants are dry.
C. Soil test every two to three years to ensure proper pH and fertility. You may need to add more
lime every few years.
D. Arrest and Slay herbicides can be used for weed/grass control.