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#305959 - 07/19/07 07:46 PM Food plot ground work?!?!?!
HopALong
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Registered: 08/28/06
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Loc: West Fayette Co.

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I'm debating on if I should buy an ATV disc plow or if I should just use the railroad spike harrow I already have to put in a new food plot. The plot size is almost a half acre of blackberry briars and johnson grass in a pine stand. I rented a DR Brushmower to knock it down and I had to drag off the remaining left overs. Obviously, being in a pine stand the soil ph is low but lime will fix that. My question is ... With this being a never before tilled food plot and it is unaccessable to any sized tractor should I chance a new food plot to "scratching" the ground, should it be tilled, or does it matter?

PS. I'm leaning towards planting Alfa-Rack Plus. Basically all legumes(Alfalfa, Chicory, and Clover) and tiny seeds.
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#322420 - 08/01/07 01:25 PM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: HopALong]
JohnnyDollar
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Registered: 07/30/07
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Loc: tipton co. tn

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if it were me I would disk or till the ground, then drag it smooth, then lats sept. I would broadcast the seed on the top of the ground and let the rain cover the seed for you.
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#323148 - 08/01/07 09:09 PM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: JohnnyDollar]
mike243
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Registered: 09/06/06
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the birds wrecked havoc on our seeds when we did'nt back drag & cover them up,clover seeds where so small they came up pretty good but that was about it,we no longer leave it on top of the ground,mike243
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#324631 - 08/02/07 09:07 PM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: mike243]
squattin dogg
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Registered: 10/11/02
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Loc: Gallatin,TN USA / Deer Camp

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Take an old wire fence twist it downward and hook it to the ball of what ever you are driving. This is a poor or cheap mans disc and will do wonders on seeding!!!!
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#326327 - 08/03/07 11:42 PM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: squattin dogg]
HopALong
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I just bought a disc for the four wheeler. Hope it works!?!
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#330158 - 08/07/07 08:47 AM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: HopALong]
JohnnyDollar
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which disk did you get?
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#344609 - 08/15/07 07:58 PM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: JohnnyDollar]
backstraps
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Registered: 09/19/03
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I stopped making food plots with four wheelers.....if anyone is interested I have a very nice box grader blade for a 4 wheeler. I have the harness and switch to adjust the height....this thing works great for clearing land... Still works great and looks really good. Bought it new, never no problems or repairs.... I am gonna place in the classifieds section in a week or so...if anyone is interested shoot me a PM or email crittergtr@aol.com located in NE Tenn in Jonesborough
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#355472 - 08/20/07 11:20 PM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: backstraps]
HopALong
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I ended up going with an old drag type disc and a "S" tine cultivator. I'm having to modify and weld wheels on them so that I can pull them down the road. Hope they work.
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#389381 - 09/09/07 10:31 PM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: HopALong]
HopALong
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Man do these things work GREAT! I was worried that they would be to heavy and put to much of a strain on my 4-wheeler, but they didn't. Once we got some rain to soften the concrete... err dirt... they went to cuttin the ground up good. This is un-broken ground that was bushhogged. WOW am I impressed. I've farmed my whole life and there is no way you would have convinced me that a 5 foot disc pulled by a 4 wheeler would have done this good of a job.

Anyone needing a small plot put in just PM me and I'll see what I can do.
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#391897 - 09/11/07 01:25 PM Re: Food plot ground work?!?!?! [Re: HopALong]
FULLDRAWXX75
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Registered: 01/29/07
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Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

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Hop,

Can you post some pics of your rig? I would be interested in seeing the set up.

fdxx75
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