Extremely palatable forage to deer that provides outstanding energy and nutrition
5 years in Whitetail Institute’s research, development and testing program
Perennial mixture (up to 5 years from a single planting with proper management
Up to 44% protein
Penetrating and prolific root systems which enhance drought and heat tolerance
Best performance on medium/heavy to moderately well drained soils
Optimum soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Well suited to a broad range of environments from the Southeastern U.S. to Alberta, Canada
Edge includes proprietary forage varieties available only in Whitetail Institute products.
Persist Forb: The backbone perennial in Imperial Whitetail Extreme. Sweet, deeply rooted, cold/heat tolerant, and drought-resistant. Persist performs well on light to medium-heavy soils in well-drained sites. Optimum soil pH of 6.5-7.5.
X-9 Grazing Alfalfas: The same high-tech grazing alfalfas found in Alfa-Rack Plus. Deeply rooted, winter hardy and extremely attractive to deer. Because these are true “grazing” alfalfa varieties, they have an excellent leaf to stem ratio. Like any alfalfa, X-9 grazing alfalfas should be planted in soils with soil pH of 6.5 or above.
WINA Perennial Forage Chicory: The same proprietary perennial forage chicory found in Imperial Whitetail “Chic” Magnet, Alfa-Rack Plus and Extreme. Deeply rooted. More palatable to deer because its leaves don’t become leathery and waxy like other chicories traditionally planted for deer.
Specially Selected Sainfoin Variety: High Protein legume that produces high protein at levels similar to those produced by high quality alfalfas. Sainfoin is a non-bloating legume which increases palatability. Winter hardy as well as drought and heat-tolerant to withstand hotter, dryer environments. The sainfoin variety included in Edge has been specially selected for its outstanding deer preference compared to all other sainfoin varieties tested by the Whitetail Institute.
WINA Golden-Jumpstart Annual Clovers: These are the same proprietary clovers included in other Whitetail Institute perennial and annual forage blends. These clovers sprout and grow very rapidly, providing fast green-up and attraction.