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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Food plot suggestions.

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas for planting a small food plot. I've been looking for places that might rent a harrow and seeder to tow behind an ATV, but can't find any. The plot is only about 2 acres so I don't really want to spend a grand to get started. It's on leased land so we never know if we can use it from year to year. Any suggestions? I'm in Sullivan County PA.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 10:46 AM
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Re: Food plot suggestions.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 11:24 PM
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Re: Food plot suggestions.

Since you don't have a disc there's some options.Get a soil sample then lime.Spray with roundup to kill the vegetation.
Then try something easy toward fall.Maybe a red clover/rye grain mix.After you plant if you get a decent rain it will grow.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 11:14 AM
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Re: Food plot suggestions.

after helping a friend build several food plots useing plow/disc, we found the plow turned up all the rocks, and the disc could not break up the sod. i was useing my 38hp kubota with a set of ford 3pt disc, which are quite heavy for 3pt disc. still couldnt touch the old sod.

last plot i helped him build, he rented a 20hp tractor with a rear rototiller. best thing we did! that worked great. just set it a few inches deep and made a few passes. lime/fert/seed. we use a piece of chain link fence behinf a 4 wheeler and drug it over plot after seeding to get soil contact.

it was easy to do, and worked well.

once you establish the plot, you can go back in spring and frost seed over any ares that may need it.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 11:37 AM
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Re: Food plot suggestions.

2 acres is pretty darn big actually. What county is your lease in? I know people up here that do this type of thing cheap.
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