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Feb
01

From seed to table - How Food Plots can Provide for Your Family


You might have heard the phrase “from farm to table” as a new and popular trend now adays. It’s crazy that a “trend” has been an important way of life for many people for years prior. Providing for ones family by means of harvesting both animals as well as forage from the ground is a tradition that has been lost in many parts of the country. However, for many people, it is still a way of life. Being able to harvest an animal and bring it from farm to table goes much further than just pulling the trigger. It all starts, in my opinion, with the seed. Therefore, it should more commonly be referred to as “from seed to table.” Starting with the seed means...


Dec
22

End of the Year


Well, the end of the year is just around the corner. If you have made it along this far with me, I greatly appreciate it. To reward all our loyal patrons and readers - I have put together a special End of Year Sale. I have attached a picture below of the sale which will run through December 30th, 2022. Merry Christmas to all and Happy Planting - A.


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Dec
13

Applications of the Plotmaster


The Plotmaster is more than just a food plot planter or food plot implement. The Plotmaster has uses that range far greater than just food plots for hunting. These uses include:


Sportsmen and Conservation Uses:


- Everything you need to make a complete wildlife food plot for hunting, nutrition or wildlife viewing areas


- Planting Native Warm Season Grasses (NWSG's) for wildlife


- Planting for erosion control projects


- Perfect size for preparing trails and planting along fences and field edges



Small Farming and Gardening Uses:


- Preparing and planting gardens and row crops with row planter


- Deep tillage with Moldboard Plow attachment


- Planting all types of Cover Crops



Equestrian Uses:


- Riding ...


Dec
05

Seed Blends


Seed blends are important when planting a micro food plot because they offer a great level of diversity for your food plots. Diversity is good, especially when it comes to the longevity of your food plot - i.e. planting stuff that will grow during the winter, spring and into the summer. When you settle on a proper seed blend, you are able to service many different types of game species and continue to diversify your land. When it comes to planting a micro food plot you have many moving parts. However, out of all of these moving parts, you have one crucial ingredient - SEED! Determining which type of seed you need to use in your area is quite crucial when it comes to the longevity of your...


Dec
02

Plotmasters One-Pass Planting


When it comes to planting equipment and food plot implements - you will consider yourself to be at the top of the food chain if you can master one-pass planting. Luckily, with the use of The Plotmaster, mastering this art isn’t as hard as it used to be.


In the old days you would need - at minimum- a disc harrow, a seed spreader, and a cultipacker in order to plant your fields. Switching out implements not only cost a lot of time, money and effort, but it also could lead to poor soil conditions if fields were left unattended and allowed to dry up. Luckily, these days are behind us now thanks to the one-pass planting techniques of The Plotmaster.


The Plotmaster, with its revolutionary...


Nov
15

Choosing the Right Area for a Food Plot


Planting small / micro food plots can be a tedious task. However, with the use of top tier food plot implements such as The Plotmaster, planting a food plot can be easy as 1 2 3. One of the biggest tasks you face when making and planting micro food plots is “where do I put my food plot?” Theoretically, you can plant a micro food plot wherever you deem fit. However, there are three key ingredients that you will want to incorporate into your decision. These ingredients are 1) nearby water source, 2) nearby game trails and funnels; and 3) habitat that offers some cover.


Focusing on ingredient number one - a water source. It is important that you have a water source nearby for...


Nov
07

The Importance of Testing Your Soils


Planting micro food plots involves more than just putting some seed in the soil and letting it grow. In order to have fruitful food plots, you must take care of your land year round. Part of taking care of your land includes adding fertilizer when needed as well as maintaining a healthy pH level in your soil at all times. In order to understand what condition your soil is in and what additives it may need, you must conduct a soil test at least once every 3 years. Soil tests are important for various reasons including: increased crop production, diagnosing problems with growing conditions, protection of excess fertilizer runoff, improving nutritional balance in soils, and it helps save mo...


Nov
02

You Reap What You Sow


A phrase that most people are familiar with is “you reap what you sow” - ultimately meaning that you reap the benefits of anything that you put hard work into. This phrase can be true for just about anything you apply yourself to in life, especially hunting and planting food plots.


To some people, hunting is a practice that makes zero sense and seems to be for the sheer sport of having a dead carcass hang on your wall. But to everyone else - hunting is a tradition, a practice of conservation, sportsmanship, and a means of living. To understand this, you have to look past the simple task of pulling the trigger and focus on the work that leads to that moment - what you sow.


Harvestin...


Oct
28

Why Choose Plotmaster?


The PLOTMASTER ™ is the perfect management tool for today’s sportsmen, ranchers, landscapers, small/hobby farmers and land managers who want to plant plots and manage their recreational properties effectively. Because of its compact design, it is ideal for planting wildlife micro food plots in a variety of settings, including rough hard-to-get-to places such as firebreaks, utility right-of-ways, and small forest openings. Its compact design also allows you to reach remote, isolated areas without damaging trees and/or your equipment. The PLOTMASTER ™ is also great for maintaining roadways and planting grasses/wild flowers along highways and interstates.


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Oct
18

When is the best time to plant in YOUR area?


Planting can be tricky and scary enough as is for a beginner. However, it really shouldn't be. No matter where you are, location wise, when you are planting - you always want to have healthy soils and adequate moisture. Focusing in on moisture and growing seasons. If you are planting in the north then you will most likely put your food plots in during the spring time and possibly into the summer. You may want to consider planting in the spring if you live in the north or in any area with harsh winters. Planting in the spring will give your food plots enough time to establish themselves and grow roots that are strong enough to survive through the winter. If you live in the south then you will...