Clover Seeds

Imperial Clover Whitetail Institute (4 pounds, 1/2 acre)

  Whitetail Institute Imperial Clover

 4 lbs plants half acre

Imperial Whitetail Clover is a professionally formulated blend of high yielding clover varieties that offers very unique traits when compared to traditional plantings for wildlife. Wildlife biologists now know the critical importance of high-quality forage and browse for whitetails year-round, especially during the spring and summer months of antler growth and fawn development. Without high-quality, high-protein browse during the antler-growth season, a buck's antlers will not reach their genetic potential.

Like humans, a deer's available diet seldom supplies all of the minerals, vitamins and protein necessary for maximum good health and growth... Whitetail Institute of North America has changed all of that. There is a clover product that has been developed specifically for Whitetail deer and wild turkeys. Imperial Whitetail Clover is a revolutionary breakthrough in plantings for wildlife. As the result of years of painstaking efforts, Imperial Clover is the first clover product developed specifically for deer and wild turkey.

Until Imperial Clover was developed, no single planting was known to us that would stay green and productive 12 months a year throughout the Country and perform well from Canada to Florida

NOTE: Amounts under 18 lbs may not be in the original Institute bag, the seeds are purchased in bulk and re-packaged to order. Printed instructions included. 

Planting density: 4 pounds -1/2 acre
tested for 2014

 By following all of the steps below you should have phenomenal results from your Imperial Whitetail 

Clover. The only thing left to chance will be Mother Nature. When your Imperial Clover is 
planted correctly, you will find that you have done one of the, if not the, best things you’ve ever 
done to improve the quality of your deer and deer hunting. You should see more deer and better 
quality deer.
 
PLANTING RECOMMENDATIONS AND MANAGEMENT FOR IMPERIAL WHITETAIL CLOVER

1. Follow all instructions below, step-by-step, when planting Imperial Clover. 
 
2. Stay within the planting times for your state on the back of your Imperial Clover bag. 
 
3. For Imperial Whitetail Clover, select an area with heavy soil that holds 
moisture. If possible, avoid sandy soils, hilltops and hillsides that drain quickly.
 
4. If your area has grass, it is a good idea to spray a Round-up type product and wait the 
 recommended 10 days before disking. (Always read and follow herbicide label 
directions.)
 
5. Soil test for a Giant White Clover 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, use 400 lbs. of 6-24-24 or 
equivalent fertilizer per acre. Also, apply a minimum of two tons of lime per 
acre. A heavy application of lime can maintain a neutral soil for several years. 
(Buy your lime in bulk, not in bags. Lime is very inexpensive when bought in 
bulk.)
 
6. Disk ground thoroughly to prepare good weed-free seed bed. 
 
7. Prepare a good, firm seed bed. For best results use a cultipacker or heavy roller 
to smooth and firm the soil. If no cultipacker is available, use a weighted fence 
type drag. It is critical to level the ground and fill in any 
cracks that will allow the seed to get too deep. (NOTICE: We are cultipacking 
or dragging before the seeds are sown.)
 
8. With a good seed bed prepared, broadcast 8 lbs. or more seed per acre.
 *If you use a hand spreader, be certain to adjust the seed opening to about 1/8 
inch. This adjustment will insure proper distribution of seed. This is usually the 
smallest setting on most hand spreaders.
 
9. After broadcasting seed, if available, use a cultipacker or some type of heavy 
roller to roll over field. This presses seed into ground and helps insure better 
seed to soil contact and good germination. If no cultipacker or roller is available 
you are finished with the planting process. Do not cover seed more than 1/4 
inch. DO NOT DISK SEED INTO GROUND. (NOTICE: This is the second 
time we recommend use of a cultipacker.)
 
10.Remember Imperial Whitetail Clover 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.
 
11. After planting, place a small wire basket over a portion of your clover so wildlife 
can’t graze that area. Watch the difference inside and outside the basket.
 
12. Do not plant during hot/dry weather.

The following instructions are not required, but are strongly recommended for maximum 
performance and longevity from your Imperial Whitetail Clover food plot(s).

MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS for Imperial Whitetail Clover

13. Imperial Whitetail Clover is capable of producing heavy growth. Depending on your 
deer and wildlife population and/or how much you plant, you may choose to mow 
your clover with bush hog to clip the weeds and clover down to about 4-6 inches. 
Mow your clover in the spring and summer months when clover and/or weeds and 
grasses reach 10-12 inches tall. This will also promote tender lush growth from the 
clover. Mow everything down to 4-6 inches high. Do not mow when it is hot and 
dry. Remove clippings if possible. (Imperial Whitetail Clover does not have to reseed to grow from year to year. It grows from the root system. This is why Imperial 
Whitetail Clover maintains high protein levels (30-35 %) all year, and one of the 
many reasons that make Imperial Whitetail Clover the absolute best food plot choice.)
 
14. Another very popular way to control unwanted grasses and broadleaf weeds is with 
the use of selective herbicides. Herbicides, when used correctly are the most cost 
effective way to rid your fields of grasses and weeds. Grass and weeds take up root 
space and compete with the clover for moisture and nutrients. Grasses and weeds 
need to be treated early in the growing process normally when the grass is between 4-
12”. Whitetail Institute has successfully tested and recommends Arrest and Slay 
herbicides. Arrest herbicide is used for the control of many grasses. Slay herbicide is 
used for control of broadleaf weeds. Both rapidly enter the plants through the foliage 
and stops growth within 48 hours of application. Normally it will take 20 to 30 days 
to see the full effect of the application. Arrest can be applied with a wide variety of 
application equipment. Slay can be used in any 4-wheeler or tractor sprayer but not 
in a hand sprayer. You can call one of our consultants and both products can be 
shipped to you directly.
 
15. Once Imperial Whitetail Clover is established, fertilize once or twice a year using a 0-
20-20 or similar fertilizer at the rate of 300# per acre. Spring and early fall are the 
best times to fertilize. Apply fertilizer when plants are dry. Note: Be sure the 
nitrogen or first of the three numbers is zero or as low as possible. Imperial Clover is 
a legume and produces its own nitrogen. If nitrogen is added it will only promote 
weed and grass competition.
 
16. Soil test every 2-3 years to insure proper Ph and fertility. You may need to add more 
lime every few years.
 
Following steps 13-15 should help you control weeds and grasses in the long run and also 
will help you get the best and longest life from your Imperial Clover planting. 
 
Price: $34.99
$34.99

Imperial Clover Whitetail Institute (Order by the pound)

 Whitetail Institute Imperial Clover

Imperial Whitetail Clover 1 lb plants 1/8 acre or 5445 sq ft.

Imperial Clover is a professionally formulated blend of high yielding clover varieties that offers very unique traits when compared to traditional plantings for wildlife. Wildlife biologists now know the critical importance of high-quality forage and browse for whitetails year-round, especially during the spring and summer months of antler growth and fawn development. Without high-quality, high-protein browse during the antler-growth season, a buck's antlers will not reach their genetic potential.

Like humans, a deer's available diet seldom supplies all of the minerals, vitamins and protein necessary for maximum good health and growth... Whitetail Institute of North America has changed all of that. There is a clover product that has been developed specifically for Whitetail deer and wild turkeys. Imperial Whitetail Clover is a revolutionary breakthrough in plantings for wildlife. As the result of years of painstaking efforts, Imperial Clover is the first clover product developed specifically for deer and wild turkey.

Until Imperial Clover was developed, no single planting was known to us that would stay green and productive 12 months a year throughout the Country and perform well from Canada to Florida

NOTE: Amounts under 18 lbs will not be in the original Institute bag, the seeds are purchased in bulk and re-packaged to order. Printed instructions included. 

 

Price: $9.99
$9.99

ALFALFA / CLOVER mix (Order by the pound)

Deerseeds.com Custom ALFALFA / CLOVER mix

1 lb

 Perennial alfalfa and clovers are recommended for its palatability and high protein levels for all types of deer.  Our own custom mix of seeds are commonly used in deer plot mixes and for honey bee production. The best growth will occur on soils with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 6.5  If no soil test is available, add lime.  These alfalfa and clover seed grow in full sun to partial shade and reach 12-36 inches tall. The seeds in this mix are tested and packed for the current year, contains; Alfalfa, Medium Red Clover, Ladino Clover, and Alsike Clover.

 

Deerseeds.com custom Alfalfa/Clover

Planting density: 10 pounds/acre

Optimal soil pH: 6.0-6.5

Full grown size: 12-36 inches tall

tested for current year planting

 

Price: $4.99
$4.99

Medium Red Clover (Order by the pound)

 Red Clover is recommended for its palatability and high protein levels for white tail deer and is a seed commonly used in deer plot mixes. Red Clover is a perennial herb that has medium drought tolerance, growing from a tap root. The flowers red to purplish red. Best growth will occur on soils with a pH ranging from 6.2 to 6.8   This clover grows in full sun to partial shade, grows 12-36 inches tall. This Red Clover is tested and packed for 2010, Approximately 275,000 seeds per pound, plant at approximately 10 lbs per acre.

Quick Stats

Name: Medium Red Clover

Planting density: 10 lbs/acre

Seed volume: Approximately 275,000 seeds per pound

Optimal soil pH: 6.2-6.8

Full grown size: 12-36 inches tall

Notes:Tap root, medium drought tolerance, flowers red to purplish color, tested for current year planting

 

Price: $4.50
$4.50

Imperial No Plow (25 pound bag, 1.50 acre)

Imperial No Plow 

25 pound bag

With Golden Jump Start for quicker, longer growth,  Impact seed treatment to double your seedling survivability, and RainBond water absorbing polymers hold up to 200x their weight in water. Holds water that may be lost to percolation through the soil or evaporation. 
 
The New Improved No Plow builds organic matter and improves soil,
Increase topsoil fertility, helps alleviate soil compaction, and suppresses weed growth.

Take The "Plow" Out Of Planting

 If you have out-of-the-way or hard-to-get-to locations you have always wanted to plant; or you simply don’t have access to a tractor or cultivating equipment, the new IMPERIAL "NO-PLOW" WILDLIFE SEED BLEND is the perfect product for you.

NO-PLOW is also excellent in drier climates where summer rainfall can not be counted on. The Whitetail Institute released No-Plow in response to hundreds of requests and inquiries from wildlife enthusiasts for a quality seed formulation that can be planted without the use of equipment or cultivation. What exactly does ‘NO PLOW" mean? Just what it says. It is sown without plowing, just as seed is in nature – on the surface, with minimal or no soil preparation or tillage.

To ensure the quickest growth and coverage, the new formula includes the now-famous "GOLDEN JUMP START" ingredient to guarantee fast initial growth and get deer to your food plots as quickly as possible. IMPERIAL "NO-PLOW" is the easiest, no-fuss, no-bother way to provide your deer herd with additional protein during the antler-growing months on hard-to-reach places. It is also the easiest way to attract and hold deer on your food plots. When planted in the Fall, NO-PLOW can last until mid Summer. When planted in the Spring, NO-PLOW will thrive until late Summer.

Imperial No Plow seed mix includes; Gulf Annual Ryegrass 24.91%, Dwarf essex Rapeseed 19.85 %, Alex Berseem Clover 10.33%, YucchiArrowleaf Clover 8.42%, Dixie Crimson Clover 7.57%, Sterling Rapeseed 5.91%, Daikon Radish 4.89%, 1.42 Paris White Cos Romaine Lettuce, Other Crop seed .20%, Inert matter 16.40% includes coating material 15.83%, 0.10% weed seed, no noxious weeds. Pre-inoculated and coated with All-Vantage containing RainBond. Plant at approximately 18 - 25 lbs per acre.

 Coverage:

25 lb plants 1 to 1 1/2 acre at the rate of approximately 18 lbs per acre.

9 lb (.5 acre) 

1 lb (4840 sq ft)

Whitetail Institute Imperial No Plow
planting and maintenance Instructions

 
1.         Seeds must make contact with the soil.

 2.        Do not plant in high weeds or grasses or where no sunlight can penetrate. No-Plow needs a minimum of 3-4 hours of broken, filtered, or direct sunlight a day.  Old  logging roads, fire lanes, small clearings in the woods, fence lines, power lines, and gas lines are ideal choices.  Do not plant in HOT- DRY weather.

3.        Cut grass and/or weeds as low as possible, or spray existing vegetation with an herbicide (i.e., Roundup) to rid the area of weeds and grasses. Follow the herbicide label directions and wait the required number of days before seeding. Clear debris to expose soil.

 4.        If possible, rough up the area with a rake or other tool.

 5.        Use 75-100 lbs of fertilizer per 10,000 square feet (100ft x 100ft) or 300-400 lbs of fertilizer per acre.  
               13-13-13 fertilizer or equivalent is good.                                            

  *FOR OPTIMUM RESULTS*  

1.         Soil test for a white clover.

2.         Add lime and fertilizer following soil test results

3.        Disk or till the ground and level with a drag or roller.

4.       Spread seed at approximately 4-6 pounds per 10,000 square feet, or 16 – 25 pounds per acre.

5.        New growth should begin within seven days after significant rainfall.

 

 
Price: $69.99
$69.99

Imperial No Plow Whitetail Institute (9 pound bag, 1/2 acre)

Imperial No Plow

9 lbs plants 1/2 acre or 21,780 sq ft


With Golden Jump Start for quicker, longer growth,  Impact seed treatment to double your seedling survivability, and
RainBond water absorbing polymers hold up to 200x their weight in water. Holds water that may be lost to percolation through the soil or evaporation. 
 
The New Improved No Plow builds organic matter and improves soil, Increase topsoil fertility, helps alleviate soil compaction, and suppresses weed growth.
 
Take The "Plow" Out Of Planting

If you have out-of-the-way or hard-to-get-to locations you have always wanted to plant; or you simply don’t have access to a tractor or cultivating equipment, the new IMPERIAL "NO-PLOW" WILDLIFE SEED BLEND is the perfect product for you.

NO-PLOW is also excellent in drier climates where summer rainfall can not be counted on. The Whitetail Institute released No-Plow in response to hundreds of requests and inquiries from wildlife enthusiasts for a quality seed formulation that can be planted without the use of equipment or cultivation. What exactly does ‘NO PLOW" mean? Just what it says. It is sown without plowing, just as seed is in nature – on the surface, with minimal or no soil preparation or tillage.

To ensure the quickest growth and coverage, the new formula includes the now-famous "GOLDEN JUMP START" ingredient to guarantee fast initial growth and get deer to your food plots as quickly as possible. IMPERIAL "NO-PLOW" is the easiest, no-fuss, no-bother way to provide your deer herd with additional protein during the antler-growing months on hard-to-reach places. It is also the easiest way to attract and hold deer on your food plots. When planted in the Fall, NO-PLOW can last until mid Summer. When planted in the Spring, NO-PLOW will thrive until late Summer.

Plant at approximately 18 lb per acre. Orders under 25 lbs may not be in the orginal bag,
seeds are purchased in bulk and re-weighed to order, printed instructions included.

 Coverage:

25 lb plants 1.5 acre

9 lb (.5 acre) 

1 lb (4840 sq ft)



Whitetail Institute Imperial No Plow 
planting and maintenance Instructions

 
1.         Seeds must make contact with the soil.

 2.        Do not plant in high weeds or grasses or where no sunlight can penetrate. No-Plow needs a minimum of 3-4 hours of broken, filtered, or direct sunlight a day.  Old  logging roads, fire lanes, small clearings in the woods, fence lines, power lines, and gas lines are ideal choices.  Do not plant in HOT- DRY weather.

3.        Cut grass and/or weeds as low as possible, or spray existing vegetation with an herbicide (i.e., Roundup) to rid the area of weeds and grasses. Follow the herbicide label directions and wait the required number of days before seeding. Clear debris to expose soil.

 4.        If possible, rough up the area with a rake or other tool.

 5.        Use 75-100 lbs of fertilizer per 10,000 square feet (100ft x 100ft) or 300-400 lbs of fertilizer per acre.  
               13-13-13 fertilizer or equivalent is good.                                            

  *FOR OPTIMUM RESULTS*  

1.         Soil test for a white clover.

2.         Add lime and fertilizer following soil test results

3.        Disk or till the ground and level with a drag or roller.

4.       Spread seed at approximately 4-6 pounds per 10,000 square feet, or 16 – 25 pounds per acre.

5.        New growth should begin within seven days after significant rainfall.




 

Price: $36.99
$36.99

Ladino Clover (Order by the pound)

 Ladino Clover is one of the larger white clovers recommended for its palatability and high protein levels for white tail deer and is a seed commonly used in deer plot mixes. Ladino Clover is a spreading perennial that has poor drought tolerance. The flowers are large( ~1inch) and white, sometimes pink tinted. Best growth will occur on soils with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 6.5   This clover grows in full sun to partial shade, grows 12-14 inches tall. This Ladino Clover is tested and packed for 2010, Approximately 800,000 seeds per pound, plant at approximately 8 lbs per acre.

 

Quick Stats

Name: White Ladino Clove

Planting density: 8lbs/acre

Seed volume: Approximately 800,000 seeds per pound

Optimal soil pH: 6.0-6.5

Full grown size: 12-14 inches tall

Notes:Flowers white/pink tinted, tested for current year planting

 

Price: $5.49
$5.49

White Dutch Clover (Order by the pound)

 White Dutch Lawn Clover Trifolium repens

White Dutch This lush, low growing clover grows in some of the worst soils. 
It covers an area quickly, crowds out grasses and helps prevent erosion.
Great for covering areas that you have trouble mowing.

White dutch clover flower heads are mostly white, sometimes lightly tinged with pink. It grows only 3 to 10 inches tall. This clover is common in yards and lawns. 

White clover is a perennial. It produces above-ground, creeping stems that root at the nodes, thus permitting individual plants to spread over a considerable area. There is usually a V-shaped white mark in the middle of each leaflet. 
White clover is a perennial best adapted to well-drained silt, loam and clay soils that have a fairly constant supply of moisture. It can be grown on sandy soils with adequate moisture and fertility. It will tolerate slightly-acidic soils, but is not tolerant of saline or alkaline soils. Best growth will occur on soils with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 add lime if needed. It grows best during cool, moist seasons or in areas where irrigation is possible.

 

 

Quick Stats

Name: White Dutch Clover

Planting density: 4-5 lbs/acre

Seed volume: Approximately 800,000 seeds per pound

Optimal soil pH: 6.0-7.0

Full grown size: 4-10 inches tall

Notes:Flowers white to pink, tested for current year planting

 

Price: $7.99
$7.99

CLOVER mix (Order by the pound)

 Perennial clovers are recommended for its palatability and high protein levels for white tail deer and are seeds commonly used in deer plot mixes and for honey bee production.

The best growth will occur on soils with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 6.5  If no soil test is available, add lime.  This clover grows in full sun to partial shade, grows 12-36 inches tall. The Clovers in this mix are tested and packed for the current year, contains; Medium Red Clover, Ladino Clover, Berseem Clover and Alsike Clover.

 

Quick Stats

Name:Deerseeds.com custom clover mix

Planting density: 8-10lbs/acre

Seed volume: Approximately 700,000 seeds per pound

Optimal soil pH: 6.0-6.5

Full grown size: 12-36 inches tall

Notes: Flowers white/pink, tested for current year planting

 

Price: $4.99
$4.99

Aliske Clover (Order by the pound)

 Alsike Clover is recommended for its palatability and high protein levels for white tail deer and is a seed commonly used in deer plot mixes.  Alsike Clover is a perennial that acts as a biennial and has medium drought tolerance, growing from a tap root. The flowers are white to pink.

  Alsike is best suited for poorly drained soils. This clover grows in full sun to partial shade, grows 12-36 inches tall.  Best growth will occur on soils with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 6.5   This alsike Cloverhas approximately 700,000 seeds per pound, plant at approximately 10 lbs per acre.

Quick Stats

Name: Aliske Clover

Planting density: 8-10lbs/acre

Seed volume: Approximately 700,000 seeds per pound

Optimal soil pH: 6.0-6.5

Full grown size: 12-36 inches tall

 medium drought tolerance, flowers white/pink,
tested for current year planting

Price: $4.99
$4.99
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