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It's time to place your Fall Seed Subsidy order!

The Virginia State Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to purchase several mixes at subsidized prices through our 2016 Fall Seed Subsidy offer.

  • Annual members allowed 1 bag
  • Sponsor members allowed 2 bags
  • Life members allowed 3 bags

Each member may purchase additional bags of these mixes in unlimited quantities at the NON-SUBSIDIZED prices listed on the order form.

This year, the Seed Subsidy offer is ONLY availabe online. To place your order, go to the Online Order Form. All orders filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Quantities are limited; allow two weeks for delivery before calling to check on your order.

All mixes will plant approximately 1 acre.  Conduct soil test and add recommended soil amendments prior to planting.  As a general rule for legumes:  Soil pH should be 6.0 – 7.0, fertilize with 5-10-15 at a rate of 250 pounds per acre and a minimum of 2,000 pounds of lime per acre.  Prepare the seedbed by disking or harrowing the ground to create a smooth seedbed.  Broadcast seed over one acre from April into late May and in fall through September. (Fall seeding of legumes are best in the South).  Then cover seed ¼” deep using a drag or cultipacker to insure good seed to soil contact.  Always store seed in a cool, dry place prior to planting.  Check with your Extension Office for appropriate planting times, methods and rates in your local area.

Available seed mixes include:

Clover Fab Five
This legume mixture provides almost equal proportions of five varieties of clovers: Crimson, Ladino, White Dutch, Arrowleaf and Berseem.  This is the widest variety of clovers offered including annuals (even though most will reseed if conditions allow) and perennials.   Plot should be an insect magnet and as a result attract turkey hens and poults foraging for insects in the summer.

Fall Combo
An excellent fall mix for deer and turkeys. Twenty pounds of Austrian winter peas and a ten pound mixture of crimson clover and brassicas in separate bags within the shipping box.  Need to add a bushel of your own wheat or oats to complete the smorgasboard. Peas and grain should be disked into well prepared seedbed and with proper soil amendments and then cultipacked.

Triple Threat Clover
Mix is a concentrated, pre-inoculated clover mix including Crimson, Patriot and Durana clovers.  This mix will provide high quality food and cover for wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife.  This mix is adapted to most sites and will stay established for several years with proper maintenance.

Pro Plus
Consists of Alfalfa, Medium Red Clover, White Dutch Clover and Berseem Clover.  It provides areas of food and cover through the winter and provides excellent nesting and brood-rearing cover during spring and early summer.  It is heavily utilized by wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife.

Each purchase results in the establishment of quality wild turkey brood habitat.  Your efforts support the Virginia State Chapter efforts to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.  Your membership and financial support at NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquets helps make this program possible and allows the NWTF to address high priority habitat needs in your state.  Thank you!

Sincerely,


Rick Layser
Virginia State Chapter President
National Wild Turkey Federation


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