New Jersey Subsidy Offer Spring 2013
Dear New Jersey Member:
The New Jersey State Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to purchase Longevity Clover Strut & Rut® Mix at a subsidized price. This blend is an excellent mix for deer and turkeys. It consists of Crimson, Crescendo Ladino, White Dutch and Arrowleaf Clovers, pre-inoculated. The New Jersey State Hunting Heritage Super Fund will pay for 50 percent of the seed and shipping charges.
Members may purchase a total of one:
- 50-pound bag of Turkey Gold Chufa for just $55, shipping included
- 12-pound bag of the Longevity Clover Strut and Rut® Mix for just $34, shipping included
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 cannot 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 2 to 3 inches.
Longevity Clover Strut and Rut® Mix
This mix consists of four varieties of clovers; Crimson, Cresendo Ladino, White Dutch and Arrowleaf. This mix should be tolerant of a variety of soils and climatic conditions and the plot will last for several years if maintained correctly. Can be planted in early fall or early spring depending on soil moisture and temperatures and frost-free days. Late winter or early spring plantings are frequently attained by overseeding existing small annual grain such as winter wheat. All seed is pre-inoculated. 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.
Every bag purchased results in up to 1 acre of quality wild turkey fall and winter forage being established. This helps the PA 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.
New Jersey State Chapter President
National Wild Turkey Federation