The Food Plot Seed Brand War
Each and every time I turn on any hunting show, I’m constantly reminded of which food plot seed the show uses. In fact, as I write this article, a commercial in the background is talking about using some Wildgame Innovations attractant. I know that all these shows need to promote products so that those companies will pay for everything, but it’s gotten to a point where it’s a little overbearing if you ask me. When you take a minute to sit back and think about it, the brand of food plot seed had absolutely nothing to do with the success or failure of the hunt. They just make it seem like it does to try and sell you something that you may or may not need.
What Food Plot Seed Brand I Use
At our farm in Southern Illinois, we use nothing but Whitetail Institute products. There is something about the fact that they do not blatantly use “famous” hunters and hunting shows to promote their products. Instead, the rely heavily on word of mouth and a few commercials here and there. I tend to gravitate to companies that take an approach like that because you know that they truly stand behind their product. How do I know that? Because their products are allowed to speak for themselves. If their products didn’t work, then they’d have gone out of business a long time ago.
Food Plot Seed Brand Truth
I don’t think it makes a bit of difference what food plot seed you end up choosing. I believe that all food plot seed companies have a good product that does exactly what they say it does. Here’s the thing, not every brand of food plot seed will grow in your soil. Some brands will do better with the soil you have on your property than other brands do. Meanwhile, someone a couple miles away could have no luck with the brand you chose and yet they have great results with another brand. In the end, you need to experiment with many different brands to see what grows well where you hunt. All brand offer pretty much the same thing in terms of types and varieties of seed. Regardless of brand, most of your food plot seed success will come from how well you prepare the soil in terms of fertilizer, PH balance, and seed to soil contact coupled with rainfall.
The best thing you can do is get a bunch of sample packs from a few different companies and try all of them. The only way you are going to know how a product will perform on your piece of property is to try it. This way you can compare all of them at the same time and pick which one performs the best for future plots. Amazon offers many different options on food plot seed for anyone that likes the convenience of having your seed delivered right to your door. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can actually save a lot of money on shipping costs versus purchasing through other retailers or even the seed company themselves. Which ever food plot seed company you go with, try not to get too caught up in the hype. It’s far more about your hunting ability than it is the brand of food you have planted. Happy Hunting!