Buckwheat Food Plot Seed

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Buckwheat is a versatile and quick-maturing broadleaf that is highly effective for food plots. Known for its weed suppression and soil benefits, buckwheat provides rapid growth and can be utilized to improve soil fertility. It is also a great attractant for deer and other wildlife, making it an excellent choice for food plots.


  • Weed Suppression: Aggressiveness in early growth provides excellent weed suppression.
  • Soil Improvement: Efficient at scavenging phosphorus from the soil, enhancing soil fertility.
  • Quick Growth: Rapid maturation ensures quick establishment and productivity.
  • Wildlife Attraction: Highly attractive to deer and other wildlife, providing nutritious forage.
  • Pollinator Friendly: Preferred by beekeepers for its long flowering period, producing distinctive honey.


  • Type: Cool season broadleaf.
  • C:N Ratio: 30:1, contributing to efficient nutrient cycling.
  • Longevity: Annual.

Planting Instructions

  • Seeding Rate: Seed at 50-75 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 5-35 lbs/acre when used in mixes.
  • Seeding Depth: Plant seeds at a depth of 3/4 inch.
  • Planting Range: Late spring, summer, to early fall for optimal establishment.

Buckwheat from Elk Mound Seed is an excellent choice for food plots, offering rapid growth, effective weed suppression, and soil benefits. Its attractiveness to deer and other wildlife, along with its benefits for soil health, make it a valuable addition to any food plot strategy.