Clover, Durana Rackmaster
Developed by renowned University of Georgia plant breeder Dr. Joe Bouton, Durana perennial white clover is the premier clover on the market for whitetail deer management. It was selected specifically to persist under grazing pressure, tolerate acidic soils, compete with weeds and grasses and to grow in low management situations - all of which are often seen in wildlife food plots. Durana is highly preferred by deer, turkey and other wildlife. With its profuse blooming trait, Durana is also an excellent pollinator plant for honeybees. In university trials, Durana has proven to persist 3 times longer than conventional ladino clover types. With protein levels of 25% and digestibility of 75% or more, Durana helps maximize body and antler growth of bucks and optimize milk production for nursing does. As a legume, it annually captures up to 150 lbs./acre nitrogen reducing the need for commercial nitrogen purchases while building organic matter and improving soil tilth. It can be planted alone or used in mixtures with other winter annual small grains.
- Attract and provide nutrition for deer, turkey and other wildlife.
- Furnish a high protein and energy food source for bucks and does up to 10 months annually.
- Use in a mixture with winter annual small grains to boost protein and energy content, and enhance deer and turkey attraction.
- Build soil organic matter and improve soil tilth.
- Use as a pollinator crop for honey bees.
- 5 lbs. /acre
- 2-3 lbs/acre (.75-1.0 oz. /1000 sq.ft.) if planted in mixes
- Plant: South: September – November 15 ...may be frost seeded in February to early March in some locations.