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#6111796 - 12/31/15 02:10 PM Food plot
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I have another question and didn't want to hijack the last guys thread. If the ground is really rocky do you all recommend brining in topsoil? The area I am thinking about for future is only an acre, but is extremely rocky.

Also since the food plot topic comes up and they are hard to find previous topics, Mods can we make a food plot sticky?
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#6111807 - 12/31/15 02:16 PM Re: Food plot [Re: jsplinter]
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You can get a ripper plow to help break up soil in rocky areas if you got a tractor. A spring clamped chisel plow may do the trick... depends on the soil it sits in though and how big a tractor you can get aholt of.. other than that id just broadcast the seed.. I would think topsoil would wash away to easy
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#6111809 - 12/31/15 02:17 PM Re: Food plot [Re: jsplinter]
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Ok thanks
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#6111825 - 12/31/15 02:29 PM Re: Food plot [Re: jsplinter]
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Some of the most fertile ground is rocky, Arkansas is like that. But there is a limit. Usually harder on the equipment too. Size of rock can make a difference I have seen, small is better, table rock type stuff sucks.

You can try what Nav said and see what happens, probably more dirt there than you think....Maybe grin Nice thing about rocks though, they tend to help hold moisture well underneath, so you may cone out better than most during dry times.
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#6112007 - 12/31/15 04:00 PM Re: Food plot [Re: jsplinter]
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depending on what "rocky" means rent a rock picker you will be better off in the long run

rocks take up a ton of "space" when it is all calculated on a per acre basis and they can be very hard on your planting and cultivation equipment over time

if you want a serious long term plot get rid of the rocks once and for all

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#6112025 - 12/31/15 04:09 PM Re: Food plot [Re: jsplinter]
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It's a rocky base, I haven't dug down too far but it seems like the more I dig the more and bigger the rocks are.
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