Drill Setup For Food Plot Planting

Many local soil and water conservation districts provide landowners with rental equipment. This provides a great food plot planting option for landowners who can’t afford purchasing their own equipment. It is important to correctly calibrate these drills to prevent seed waste and provide optimum coverage in your food plots. All drills should be equipped with a manual that tells the operator the correct settings for the species being planted. In our case, we were planting soybeans and were targeting a 5-6 seed per foot rate. To double check you have the correct settings, make a pass and go back in the row to count the number of seeds per foot.