How much is a Plotmaster 300?
The Plotmaster combines a flexible metal grating drag, disc, seeder and packer all in one unit to make creating food plots convenient and easy. MSRP $4,949. Contact: www.theplotmaster.com.
How does the Plotmaster work?
It dispenses directly behind the area you just cultivated rather than broadcasting your seed in areas you do not intend to plant. Working in tandem, the Plotmaster™ can disc in a cross-cut manner, deposit the seed of your choice, pack the soil, cover the seed and smooth the soil over the seed all at the same time.
How do you use a Cultipacker for food plots?
Pull the cultipacker over a food plot after disking to firm and smooth the seedbed before broadcasting small-seeded crops. Then, cultipack again after broadcasting. This way, the seed will be pressed into the surface of an already firm seedbed.
What can I use instead of a cultipacker?
Registered. ATV, side x side or tractor tires work well but is a little time consuming. A lawn roller will do in a pinch.
Should you cultipack clover?
Cultipacking is especially important when you are planting small-seeded crops like clover, alfalfa, chicory, and brassicas, because it ensures consistent seed-to-soil contact across the entire food plot while minimizing the number of seeds that are planted too deeply. Then, cultipack again after broadcasting.
How deep should you till a food plot?
If they’re planted too deeply, they likely won’t have the ability to push up through the dirt. Meanwhile, large seeds (e.g., corn, soybeans, etc.) should be drilled into the soil, or if broadcasted, they should be disked or cultipacked in to ensure they are planted at least 1 to 2 inches deep.
How do you make cultipack without a cultipacker?
If I’m planting bigger seed (oats), I drag an old piece of chain link fence around to cover…and then roll it. Once you are done tilling and ready to plant, drag a cedar tree over the plot to fill in the crevices. Then spread your seed and then drag the cedar again. Works like a charm for me.
Do you cultipack before or after seeding?
Use a drag or a cultipacker to firm and smooth the soil before seeding. If you used a cultipacker before seeding, then cultipack again after seeding. However, if you used a drag before seeding, do nothing further after you put the seed out. Do not cover small seeds more than ¼ inch.
Why do Cultipackers have ridges?
Small ridges left by the cultipacker help prevent soil crusting following heavy rains. A culitpacker is an important implement for preparing seedbeds for grass and clover. The seeds of these plants are small and need firm contact with tilled soil for germination.