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post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 06:20 AM
Hunting Man
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Location: Oregon, Ohio
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Some additional planting info, according to Whitetail Institute, if you plant small seeds like clover, the seed bed must be very compacted and void of cracks or too much loose soil. It seems that the small seeds get too covered up and you will get poor yield. Larger seeds like beans, power plant will survive in a more loose soil. They claim you need a compacted soil bed where your foot only makes a slight print in it and to only drag over the small seeds one time to make soil/seed contact. Of course proper soil PH and fertilizer needs to be figured out prior to planting. It looks like the DR machine allows you to tilt the unit and adjust the rear blade engagement pressure to the ground. This may work for lightly draging after the seeding is complete. Hope it works!
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