7 Easy Steps to "One Pass" Food Plot Success!

By Melanie Walker

1. Take Soil Test for ph levels (5.5 - 6.5 ph)




  • (The soil test needs to be done approx. 4 months prior to planting)




2. Applying Lime




  • (If using Ag Lime spread Approx. 3 months prior to planting or for Pelletized Lime 1-2 months)




3. Disk Lime into Soil with PM




  • This will get the lime deep into the soil




4. Mow Plot




  • (Approx. 1 month prior to planting)




5. Spray Plot with Round-Up, rate of 2 quarts per acre




  • (Spray 1 week after mowing / 3 weeks prior to planting to kill any new growth).




  • Note: Let vegetation die and become brittle before planting




6. Apply Fertilizer, just before planting, with Spreader




  • A front end spreader can be used an fertilizer cut in at the same time as planting with the PM




  • This can also be done with a pull behind atv spreader then cut in as you plant




7. One-Pass Planting with PM (Disc, Seed, Cover, and Cultipack).




  • Note: Do not plant until sufficient moisture in plot.





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This plot was planted using the "7 Step Process" and was a "One Pass" plant.