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#519083 - 12/06/07 05:49 PM Just had a lot of dozer work done...
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Food plots, roads and fire breaks. There's about 10 acres total cleared.What should I do with them now? Should I plant some thing to keep the weeds from taking it over? If so,What?
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#519087 - 12/06/07 05:53 PM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: RidgeRunner]
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Cool, how much did they charge per hour? I have a guy clearing a road for me right now but thats free because it was on the contract. Im goign to have to pay for clearing food plots and other roads though. Any words of wisdom/info?
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#519091 - 12/06/07 05:55 PM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: smstone22]
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Winter wheat or grazing rye might help reduce erosion over the winter.
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#519104 - 12/06/07 06:06 PM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: BSK]
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agree with above. keep your dirt there over winter and work on your food plots in the spring. consider planting an annual/perennial mix of crimson and white clover which grow well in shaded sites such as roads and fire breaks. The addition of wheat or oats will privide vertical cover.

Personally, i wouldn't recommend planting cool season grasses such as fescue for the simple fact that they provide little wildlife benefit especially in the way of small game. Fescue can also be difficult to get rid of later if other herbaceous plantings are desired.
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#519217 - 12/06/07 07:29 PM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: smstone22]
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 Originally Posted By: steven stone
Cool, how much did they charge per hour? I have a guy clearing a road for me right now but thats free because it was on the contract. Im goign to have to pay for clearing food plots and other roads though. Any words of wisdom/info?


$75.00 per hour for a D-9. We had freaking mess of dead falls they had to push thru. They finished in two 10 hour days.

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#519228 - 12/06/07 07:34 PM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: RidgeRunner]
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whatever you do mind as well get lime out asap
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#519229 - 12/06/07 07:35 PM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Winter wheat or grazing rye might help reduce erosion over the winter.


How much wheat should I spread per acre? Are you talking no disking or fertilizer, just broadcasting it out there?

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#519393 - 12/06/07 09:10 PM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: RidgeRunner]
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Thank you Ridgerunner, its not going to cost me near as much as I was thinking then.
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#519918 - 12/07/07 10:01 AM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: RidgeRunner]
shanel
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 Originally Posted By: RidgeRunner
 Originally Posted By: steven stone
Cool, how much did they charge per hour? I have a guy clearing a road for me right now but thats free because it was on the contract. Im goign to have to pay for clearing food plots and other roads though. Any words of wisdom/info?


$75.00 per hour for a D-9. We had freaking mess of dead falls they had to push thru. They finished in two 10 hour days.



thats a good cheap price for d 9.

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#520075 - 12/07/07 11:22 AM Re: Just had a lot of dozer work done... [Re: shanel]
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 Originally Posted By: shanel
 Originally Posted By: RidgeRunner
 Originally Posted By: steven stone
Cool, how much did they charge per hour? I have a guy clearing a road for me right now but thats free because it was on the contract. Im goign to have to pay for clearing food plots and other roads though. Any words of wisdom/info?


$75.00 per hour for a D-9. We had freaking mess of dead falls they had to push thru. They finished in two 10 hour days.



thats a good cheap price for d 9.


Yep, real cheap. I had to shop around alot. Most prices were in the $120.00 range.

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