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Getting started with food plots #8214410 03/25/21 05:47 PM
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I am looking to start planting some food plots. Probably a total of 10-15 acres (2-3 acres each times five blinds)

I have a 75 HP MFWD tractor but beyond that am starting from scratch and am unsure what to get equipment wise.

I usually plant wheat or hay grazer at my house on about 20 acres but all the equipment I use for that is too big to transport to the ranch or get down the ranch roads if I somehow got it there. Normally I chisel plow, disc it, then plant with a grain drill.

Should I go for a similar set up just narrower equipment or are there better options?

Re: Getting started with food plots [Re: Sewer rat] #8214453 03/25/21 06:30 PM
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I merely use a tandem disk and plow the plot, sling seeds by hand or use a road feeder on the buggy, the lightly disk back over the top just brushing the ground to cover the seeds.


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I do pretty much the same thing PMK is doing, but use a piece of chain-link fence to drag over the plot after seeding.


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Re: Getting started with food plots [Re: Sewer rat] #8217609 03/28/21 03:45 PM
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I am glad that works for you guys but I am wanting to do it with the tractor. 15 acres is a pretty big chunk of land to plant any other way. I was looking at the genesis of land pride no till drills. Not having to work the ground would be nice and a huge time saver.

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Disc, soil samples, amend soil accordingly, heavy chain harrow to prepare seedbed.

If you're going all out on your food plots and plan to for years to come, or want to be able to do food plots or plant various species for others.
Landoll, Brillion Sure Stand for your seeder.
SSP series 3 point 4’, 5’ or 6’ wide, or SS standard series 8’, 10 & 12’ wide, cat2 or pull type.
Other manufactures make similar / copy of.

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X2 on the soil test so that if any lime is needed it can be applied well in advance of planting.


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