Options For Food Plot Seed Dispersal

Food Plot Seed Dispersal Options. When the local farm co-op quit delivering seed and fertilizer via a spreader truck, we had to start looking for other options. Before we had sixteen food plots totaling roughly 45 acres. Now we had to search for other ways to get it done. We had to make the whole process more manageable for the limited time we had. Smaller plots were seeded with hand held bag spreaders. These can hold only a small amount so we used them for tiny specialized plots in secluded areas where big equipment could not get to anyway. Still there was considerable labor in loading single bags of material, but it went a lot faster, and we could control better where precisely to apply the seed and fertilizer. On the biggest food plots we had, the food plot farm manager we hired agreed to buy a hopper type spreader to go on his tractor driven by the shaft drive. Using this equipment makes for a much faster application process.
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When the local farm co-op quit delivering seed and fertilizer via a spreader truck, we had to start looking for other options. Frankly all the other immediate options we looked at involved a lot of time and labor, the two things we had in short supply. I am sure other deer hunters, game managers, and landowners have the same issues.

Because our hunting club did not own a farming tractor or other necessary implements to plant wildlife food plots, then we needed to scale back our operations. Before we had sixteen food plots totaling roughly 45 acres. We get a local farmer to mow our plots, then disk them up for the co-op to spread the seed and fertilizer. Now we had to search for other ways to get it done.

We started by cutting back on the total number of food plots, then the sizes of them. Cost factors were pressing for this anyway as fertilizer…

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