From Pennington Seed
Rackmaster Durana Clover is one of the newest white clovers on the market for whitetail deer management.
Durana was developed by Dr. Joe Bouton, while at the University of Georgia, to persist under grazing pressure, be more drought and shade tolerant, more tolerant of acidic soils, compete aggressively with weeds and grasses and to tolerate low management situations often found in food plots.
Durana is a persistent, productive and highly preferred white clover containing over 90% more stolons per square foot and university proven to last three times longer than conventional ladino clovers. Produces over 150 pounds per acre of nitrogen per year, reducing the need for commercial nitrogen. Makes an excellent pure stand or combination planting for any food plot to feed, attract and hold game.
* Fall planting: Aug. 15 - Oct. 1 - Zones C, D & F; Sept. 1 - Nov. 1 - Zones A, B & E
* Spring planting: February - Zones A, B & E; March - April - Zones C, D, & F
* Planting Depth: 1/8” maximum
* Planting Rate: 5 lbs. covers up to 1 acre
* Planting Method: Prepare a smooth, firm seedbed by plowing and dragging the soil. This will remove all vegetation and debris from the site, thus eliminating competition. Fertilizer and lime can be applied during this step so it can be worked into the soil. Broadcast the seed at the recommended rate evenly across the area and use a light drag or cultipacker to cover the seed. Making good seed/soil contact is the key to establishing a productive food plot.
* Soil Test: Apply lime according to soil test recommendations to maintain a 6.0 to 7.0 pH.
* Fertility: Apply 200 lbs. of a balanced fertilizer at planting and again at mid season to increase its attractiveness and growth potential.