Chad23
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Ironworker/ hobby farmer

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Chad23

New Member, Male, 40, from Chester County, PA

Chad23 was last seen:
Jul 3, 2017
    1. Mennoniteman
      Mennoniteman
      Chicory is an easy and very forgiving food plot. Often mixed with clover or small stand alone patch.
      1. Chad23
        Chad23
        Thanks for the insight!
        Apr 1, 2017
    2. Mennoniteman
      Mennoniteman
      Corn only works if you plant at least two acres. Alfalfa is troublesome for food plots. Clover any size is relatively easy. Fall brassica plots any size are really easy. Throw in oats to improve the mix.
    3. Mennoniteman
      Mennoniteman
      Letting strips grow up in weeds for a few years is great deer food and cover. In Chester county the deer need more cover than food. Just don't let it grow thicker than you can reclaim with a brush hog. I own hunting land in Coatesville.
    4. Mennoniteman
      Mennoniteman
      That small amount of land is not going to be much $ for leasing, At best a Farmer might agree to let some crop stand for rent. Depends a lot on how far the farmer has to travel from his farm
    5. Mennoniteman
      Mennoniteman
      When a food plot goes into weeds it's cheaper to burn it with glyphosate and replant than mess with a lot of expensive herbicides. Deer also eat some weeds. I realize these are out of your area but it might be worth your trip out here. what are you planting?
      1. Chad23
        Chad23
        I bought the farm from an estate sale last summer, it hasn't been touched in years. All I've done is bush hog the weeds done and their starting to come up now. I wanted to plant a pass or two of corn on the outside and either alfalfa on the interior or soybeans. I'm completely new to this, I've been around beef farming but not AG stuff. Also wanted to do a small turnips and brassica winter plot.
        Mar 31, 2017
      2. Chad23
        Chad23
        I'm familiar with New Holland, I take my deer to Martins to get butchered. They do a great job! My farm has deer come through a lot so I think whatever I put down will only increase the size and health!
        Mar 31, 2017
    6. Mennoniteman
      Mennoniteman
      King's agriseed in Ronks for larger quantities like my RR soybeans. Daniels Farm store in Leola is way cheaper on herbicide, you should be able to buy roundup and clethodim without a license there, those are about all I use.
      1. Chad23
        Chad23
        Do you know the going rate to lease land to farm? I remeasured my open space and it turns out to be about 8 acres. I'm weighing my options on leasing it out. It's a hard pill to swallow for all the equipment I need and seed etc.
        Apr 1, 2017
    7. Mennoniteman
      Mennoniteman
      Martin Limestone in New Holland. They are way cheaper than bags, as lime value is in weight and they will deliver in a twelve ton truck and spread it. Feed mills have good deals on seed, I get a lot of mine at Good's Feed Mill in fivepointville, they also have lime and fertilizer in stock. Martin's Ag in New Holland does seed fertilizer herbicide bag lime and free soil tests if you get your fertilizer there.
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