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02/25/2013

Louisiana Subsidy Offer Spring 2013

Dear Louisiana Member:

The Louisiana State Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to purchase seed at a subsidized price. Members may choose only ONE of the four options on the offer form.The Louisiana State Hunting Heritage Super Fund will pay for 50 percent of the seed and shipping charges. See reverse side of this letter for order form.

All orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited on subsidized seed due to the dollars allocated to the program. For shipping allow 2 to 3 weeks from the date your order is entered in our system. Additional bags of seed may be purchased in unlimited quantities using the non subsidized portion of the order form.

Turkey Gold® Chufa produces small nut-like tubers that turkeys scratch out of the ground. Once birds find the tubers in the fall, they keep coming back. A 50-pound bag of seed will cover approximately 1 acre. Select an open area that receives full sunlight. Sandy or loamy soils are preferred. Prepare the seedbed by plowing and disking. Have soil tested to determine exact amounts of lime and fertilizer to add. If you can not get the soil tested, use 400 pounds of 10-10-10 or 13-13-13 fertilizer and 1,000 pounds of lime per acre. Soil pH should be between 6.4 - 7.2. Broadcast, May through mid July, at a rate of 40-50 pounds per acre and plant at a depth of 1 to 1 ½ inches.

Strut and Rut® Annual Summer Mix
This is a good all-around mixture for almost all upland gamebirds and other wildlife and is adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. It consists of almost equal portions of buckwheat, cowpeas, dove proso millet, browntop millet, pearl millet and black oil sunflower. It establishes quickly and provides food and brooding cover through the summer. Can plant after frost-free period in spring to mid-summer. Do soil testing and make sure that soils are treated with recommended amendments. Check with your local Extension Service office for appropriate seeding methods and times.

Super Sorghum Strut & Rut® mix
Sorghum should be planted into well-tilled soil just as you would plant corn or wheat crop. A wheat drill would be helpful to ensure the seed is drilled about 1 ½ inches into the ground or at least into the moisture. If drilled, the 15 lbs. will cover two acres. If you have access to a wheat drill, plug every other hole with duct tape and set the rate at 15 lbs. per acre. This would effectively get you the rate needed for drilling sorghum. A wheat drill with packing wheels is better than one with chains but either will work. If you must broadcast, the bag should cover one acre. Very lightly disk the field after broadcasting or use a cultipacker if a disk is not available. Sorghum eats up a lot of fertilizer. If “average corn crop” is an option to check off on the soil test form, use that option and the recommendations you receive from the test results should be ideal for sorghum. The mix is a diverse assortment of sorghums and millet designed specifically to provide a high energy food supply through an extended period and resist damage by deer. ;This blend is normally planted a couple weeks later than corn and adapted to a variety of soil types.

Native Warm Season Grass Southeast Upland Mix

GRASSES

Variety

 

PLS
LB/ACRE

 

FORBS

Variety

PLS
OZS/ACRE

Eastern Gamagrass

KY Ecotype

 

0.5

 

Partridge Pea

Northern

6

Little Bluestem

Aldous

 

1.5

 

Purple Coneflower

na

3

Indiangrass

Cheyenne

 

0.5

 

Blackeyed Susan

na

4

Beaked Panic Grass

GA Ecotype

 

0.5

 

Lance-leaved Coreopsis

na

2

Big Bluestem

Kaw

 

1.0

 

Plains Coreopsis

na

1

Total Grasses

 

 

4.0 lbs

 

Total Forbs

 

16 ozs

For more information please refer to: http://www.nwtf.org/conservation/land_management_tips.html?id=13107
Every bag purchased results in an acre of quality wild turkey brood habitat being established. This helps the State Chapter address a key issue identified in our state strategy of the North American Wild Turkey Management Plan. Your membership and financial support at our banquets helps make this program possible and allows the chapter to address high priority habitat needs in our state. THANK YOU!

Click here to download a seed subsidy order form.

Sincerely,

Randy Stafford
Louisiana State Chapter President
National Wild Turkey Federation

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