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21
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.