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    Cultipackers, Do you use one?

    Wondering who all uses a cultipacker and what the results are that you find from just dragging in plots verses packing? I've never used one, for years I have been the dragger finding a chainlink fence, old tires or maybe a cut ceder tree. I have nothing to compare to because I have always dragged my plots after sowing. Just wondering if anyone has any experience on comparison?

    Here is a good article on the issue. Cultipackers for Food Plots - Quality Deer Management Association https://shar.es/1U1iIZ


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    Cultipackers, Do you use one?

    I have 2 rollers, one is 3' I'm building it for my garden/lawn, the other is 5' and doubles as aerator...when I plow the ground up to renovate the plot, I cast out the seed then roll it smooth, when I overseed, the spikes help get the seed into the soil. I built it out of a tall skinny galvanized well tank, welded 1" axles and bought 2 1" pillow block bearings, then welded bridge spikes on it. I can use it empty, or fill it to any relative weight degree with water.

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    I dont have one - I drag all manner of stuff over the plot. I have used one in the past. I have seen a noticeable difference when planting clover - better with a cultipacker. Not so much for wheat or soybeans

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwampCat View Post
    I dont have one - I drag all manner of stuff over the plot. I have used one in the past. I have seen a noticeable difference when planting clover - better with a cultipacker. Not so much for wheat or soybeans
    I've seen bed springs used, but they were pretty much phased out, not many left like the old timey ones.

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    For small seeded plants such as clover or kale the cultipacker works good by not placing the seed too deep and firming the soil to prevent heavy rains from incorporating the seed deeper.

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    I use one its a DIY model . Works good , helps best if a rain coming to stop the seeds from washing away .

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    Cultipackers, Do you use one?

    Im sure it'd be nice to have one but they aren't absolutely necessary. If cut down 6-8 gum saplings and wrap a chain around them the half acre plots and drag an old cattle panel in the 3 acre plot.


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