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Food Plot Success: Tips for Wildlife Habitat Improvement with Merit Seed’s High-Quality Blends


Harsh weather, urban development, and encroaching agriculture have put wildlife habitats under threat. To address this issue, many wildlife enthusiasts turn to food plots as a way to improve the habitat and attract wildlife. Food plots provide a sustainable food source for wildlife, which can increase their chances of survival during lean times. Merit Seed offers top-quality seed blends specially formulated for food plots. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of food plots, provide expert tips for successful food plot preparation, planting, and maintenance, and highlight Merit Seed’s top food plot blends.

The Importance of Food Plots for Wildlife Habitat Improvement:

While natural habitats provide a stable environment for wildlife, they can be threatened due to urban development, deforestation, and climate changes. Food plots fill this void by providing a sustainable food source for wildlife, allowing them to have a better chance of survival. In addition, maintaining food plots helps control animal populations, reduces damage to other crops, and provides wildlife enthusiasts with an opportunity to observe animals in their natural habitat. Apart from being beneficial and essential for wildlife, food plots improve soil quality, prevent soil erosion, and enhance biodiversity.

Expert Tips for Food Plot Preparation, Planting, and Maintenance:

Creating and maintaining a food plot is a year-round process that wildlife enthusiasts need to undertake to ensure the success of their food plot. Here are some expert tips to help you get started:

1. Soil preparation: Soil testing is essential to determine the pH levels, nutrient deficiencies, and excesses. Soil testing helps establish the foundation for a healthy plant life cycle, so be sure to test your soil in advance.

2. Seed selection: Food plot success is reliant on the quality of seed you plant. Merit Seed offers a wide variety of seed blends to suit different regions, seasons, and wildlife, so choose the best one based on the soil, land availability, and local wildlife.

3. Planting time: The right planting time is critical for seed germination, so be sure to choose a suitable time of year, based on the specific seed blend used.

4. Fertilizing: Fertilizing your food plot helps to ensure that it thrives. Merit Seed offers a variety of fertilizer blends that work together with their food plot blends.

5. Maintenance: Maintaining food plots is an ongoing process of mowing, weeding, fertilizing, and replanting as necessary.

Merit Seed's Distinct Blends of High-Quality Seeds formulated for food plots:

Merit Seed is renowned for offering high-quality seed blends adapted for food plots. These blends are designed to attract different types of wildlife, depending on the geographical region and the season. Here are some examples of our specific blends:

1. Wildlife Feast – Fall Blend: Suitable for areas with harsh winters and low rainfall, this blend contains winter wheat, winter peas, and brassicas.

2. Super Clover Blend: High in protein and suitable for deer, elk, and turkey, this blend comprises 60% clover and 40% chicory.

3. Imperial Whitetail Clover: A long-standing favorite among food plot enthusiasts, this is a perennial blend that contains three types of clover.


To improve the habitat and attract wildlife, food plots are a sustainable and enriching solution. By following the expert tips for food plot preparation, planting, and maintenance, enthusiasts can ensure a successful food plot that will provide wildlife sustenance throughout the year. Merit Seed’s top-quality blends specially formulated for food plots provide an excellent way to attract healthy and diverse wildlife while making the most of their natural habitat. Start planning your food plot today with Merit Seed to make the most of your wildlife habitat!

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