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Chufa that attracts and holds turkey on your property. Chufa plantings are considered by many to be the #1 attractant for turkey. The nut-like tubers produced by chufa are scratched up and devoured by turkeys. The tubers are high in carbohydrates and protein and are also great for waterfowl. Turkey Select is easy to grow and will mature in 100-120 days. It should be planted at 10 lbs per ľ acre and can be grown in almost any part of the country. Spring and early summer is planting time.
Seed Content: Chufa
Planting Time Recommendation: Spring, Early Summer
Seeding Rate: 10 lbs per 1/4 acre
Planting Depth: 1-2 inches
Fertilizer Recommendations: 13-13-13 fertilizer @ 100 lbs/ 1/4 acre
Site Selection 1. Select an area with moderately to well drained soils and good sunlight. Light, loamy soils are best. Avoid sites that donít hold moisture well such as hillsides and sites with soils that drain quickly. Avoid heavy clay if possible Ė it is more difficult for turkeys to scratch up the chufa tubers in heavy clay soil. Seedbed Preparation 2. Adjust Soil pH If Low. If possible, perform a laboratory soil test for chufa planting. Add any lime recommended in the labís report to the seedbed. If you donít test your soil with a laboratory soil test kit, then add a minimum of 250 pounds of lime per 1/4 acre. Disk or till the lime into the seedbed. (Note: If possible, perform Step 2 several months in advance of planting. Making sure soil pH is between 6.0 and 7.5 before you plant is the most important thing you can do to ensure food-plot success!) 3. Disk or Till The Seedbed. Disk or till the seedbed. If weedy or new ground, then disk or till again a week later. Repeated tillage during seedbed preparation can help reduce amounts of dormant weed seed in the soil. 4. Fertilize The Seedbed. Before putting the seed out, add the fertilizer recommended in your soil-test report to the seedbed. If you didnít do a laboratory soil test, then add 100 pounds of 13-13-13 or equivalent fertilizer per 1/4 acre. Lightly disk or till the fertilizer into the seedbed. Planting 5. Put Out The Seed. Broadcast or drill seed at a rate of 10 pounds per ľ acre. If a drill is used, plant at a depth of 1-2 inches. If a broadcast-type seeder is used, consider seeding in two separate passes across each other to help ensure even seed coverage. 6. Cover The Seed To A Depth of 1-2 Inches. If seed was broadcast (not drilled), then cover the seed with a harrow or drag-type implement to a depth of 1-2 inches. 7. Fertilize the Stand Again Once Plants are 4-5 Inches Tall. Once plants reach 4-5Ē in height, add 25 pounds of 27-0-0 or equivalent per 1/4 acre to enhance growth.