Looking to clear some land next year to put in a food plot which is already about 1/3 of an acre in size, but looking to make it a little larger about a 1/2 to 3/4 so I'm able to put some soybeans or just a bigger plot to hold more deer. I was wondering what a reasonable price would be to clear about a 1/2 acre of 2 to 3 inch a round trees?
Hey Perchin You should still be able to get in Oats and/or Winter Rye with no problems. You could even broadcast brassicas on top. They probably won't get to full maturity but that's okay, you will have some green when the frost hits.
Here are 2 of my plots planted 7/15. Both are no till plots just under 1/4 ac. a pc. Just used an ATV and a drag I fabricated. Cultipacked with ATV. They have brassicas, radishes, clover, oats. Forecast for rain yesterday so went up and broadcast winter rye and fertilizer (46-0-0) into the plots just before the rain hit.
Casey, I used an old school metal lawn roller pulled behind the 4 wheeler after spreading the seed. I'm still gathering my implements and haven't found a cultipacker yet. I thought I'd be able to find an old one kinda cheap but that hasn't been the case. I was hoping not to have to spend $600-$800 on a cultipacker that I will only use for a couple hrs a year. I'll keep searching or possibly make one for next year.