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rick165
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

you guys have any luck with broadcasting orchard grass in with fertilizer on your fields.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't know why it wouldn't work. I've spread a lot of it around the neighborhood with the round baler.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had great luck spreading timothy blended with fertilizer.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can't answer your question because I have nor have any one I have known done it that way but I have seen several people do it with alfalfa seed. I have also heard concerns that salts in the fertilizer will kill the seeds. The safer bet is to do it all in two separate passes.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Timothy is considered a hard seed I think? That would be my concern between the seed type versus a open sheathed type seed like orchard grass.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A few years ago about 10 I did it to the horse hay pasture just west of our house. There is still some orchardgrass left. Need to do it again. I try to always sow something when I fertilize my pastures. Generally, Red Clover, just dump in one bag per spreader load.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I normaly spray to kill grass in my fields. Why would I want to plant it?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So Row Crop are your hay and pasture fields 100% alfalfa and clover?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Under the right conditions I"ve had it to work....not good, but somewhat. Orchardgrass doesn"t spread correctly mixed in with fertilizer as it is much lighter that the fertilizer pellets and doesn"t throw as far. Double spreading is required. Given the price of ordhardgass seed I"d opt for no-tilling it as a MUCH preferred method. If you broadcast the seed, try to somehow incorporate it in some fashion so as to get better seed to soil contact. Broadcast seeding of orchardgrass is probably no better than a 50% probability of a stand. On the other hand, I"ve never seen any of it germinate in the bag......so put the seed on the ground.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: broadcast seeding Reply to specific post Reply with quote

last spring before the thaw I pulled the transport disc across the hayfield maybe a half inch deep and gangs set straight then used cyclone spreader to broadcast red clover seed,seemed to help thicken up the field quite a bit,going to try it on another field this year.
 
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