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 01-30-2006, 14:55 Post: 123784
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 When to re-seed my fields???

I have 10 acres of pasture that I'd like to re-seed with pasture mix or rye. The snow is gone(for now) and the ground is a bit sloppy, but not too bad. I was thinking of using my harrow to scuff up the fields & break up the cow & horse manure, then have a buddy follow behind w/ a broadcast spreader on the quad. Should I re-seed now or wait? Should I roll the pastures or just harrow over again? There is some grass even thought its brown, in my fields. Am I rushing Spring?? Thanks!






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 01-30-2006, 15:09 Post: 123785
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 When to re-seed my fields???

You don't say where you are located. here in Iowa it would be far too early yet, best time is late March or early April here. In the south things will be earlier. Call your county extension office, they will have the info you need for your aeria. Frank.






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 01-30-2006, 17:35 Post: 123804
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 When to re-seed my fields???

chase237
I am not sure of your mix, but this is the ideal time to 'top seed' which many of us have gone to in this area of Wisconsin. Our ground is so rocky, to plow, disc, drag,seed, and drag again - would require many,many hours of picking rocks. We 'top seed' a very hardy red clover as early in the spring as possible. Usually, when the snow if off. Even if it snows again - no problem - the stuff wont sprout till the temp is right. Spring rains 'drive' the seed in, but red clover seed is small, not sure about rye.
I wouldnt bother with 'scuffing' the field. All the work will be done by the rain. If you have pasture you want to get rid of, spray with round-up first and wait a week or so.
I aslo run an aerator over the top each way to get oxygen and opening into the soil. Also, dont forget the lime and fertilizer, if you need it.
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