Herd seeder

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Re: Herd seeder

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:40 pm

Lucky_P wrote:The old 'feeding' clover seed to 'seed' a pasture is a really poor method


Very well written article, but yet another incomplete comparison that reduces the value of the research.

The low cost grow it yourself method to feed clover seed is via. "black clover hay". You wait the the RC seed heads mature, windrow for 10 to 14 days in mid summer, bale the dusty black twigs, and then feed it back where you want the clover. I estimate my stuff runs over 50# seed per 5x6 and a cow pile looks like a chia pet w/ well over 10 seedlings per sq inch.

The problem is I have fed this while bale grazing. The seed germinates very very early in an exposed cow pie, and is prone to a total freeze kill... Trying now to feed in late spring.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby shaz » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:27 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:You can also put clover seed down by mixing in with your fertilizer. Especially, if you get it out early (like frost seeding).
CallMeFence - thanks for that article. I "stole" it for my next newsletter.


Have you personally tried this and it works better? I would be willing to give that a shot.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby callmefence » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:43 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:You can also put clover seed down by mixing in with your fertilizer. Especially, if you get it out early (like frost seeding).
CallMeFence - thanks for that article. I "stole" it for my next newsletter.



Thank you very much ma'am but it was lucky that posted the article.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:56 pm

Yes, my husband was the manager for a fertilizer plant and he used to mix it into our fertilizer if he could get out on the hay fields at the right timing.
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