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    roto tiller or disc harrow for food plots

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    Welcome to TBN.

    That's not a lot of info to go on, but I think the answer would be either. There are a lot of guys who use what they have and make do. Food plot seeds tend to be fairly forgiving so in a lot of cases they don't need a nice fluffed dirt bed like a tiller would give you, and do just fine with the end product of disks.

    If you do a search for "food plot" on here, there may be some additional ideas you can read about.
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    Massey 1423, 1462 loader, wallenstein Ranch ho gx620, with subframe mount.

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    Welcome aboard.
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    Welcome If the ground is clear both would work but if there are stumps ect. I would vote for the disc.

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    What type of seed? For brassicas and soybeans you need a deeper seed bed. Brassicas like turnips need deeper soil to grow they don't need to be panted deep. Soybeans need to be planted about 1/2" deep or so. Rye and forage oats don't need the depth for planting or growth.

    With all of that, the better the seed bed the better chance for germination. Personally, I prefer th rotary tiller after spraying the area with a herbicide. That way I can plant whatever I want and be sure to have a good seed bed.

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    It really all depends on what you want to do. If you're looking to go deep and really break up any compaction in the soil, a plow and disc will go much deeper than a rotary tiller. The rotary tiller will give you more "fluff" with just a single pass than a plow or disc will though. Each has pros and cons. I currently have a single moldboard plow and 6' disc and have had really good luck. Using the disc and being creative with the top link, you can even make some raised rows etc.
    The forums are a great place to find information....but also a great place to find speculation. Only you can determine the real problems with your tractor. We're here to help you find the correct way to do it.

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    2350- We really need some more info. Where are you located? I assume you are wanting to plant a food plot this spring? No matter where you live you should get a soil sample the very first thing- otherwise you will be wasting your time, please read this last sentence again because it is that important! I am in my 10th year of food plots and I have learned more than a few things along the way. Clover is the least work involved and it still requires a soil sample to get it to grow.

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