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Brillion seeder

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:22 pm
by buck0678
Has anyone tried planting sorghum sundan grass seed in a brillion seeder, I have heard that you can't, because it doesn't plant the seed deep enough, what I have been told that sorghum sundan seed needs to be planted between 1inch to 2inchs and brillion seeder only plants it at a quarter to half inch depth, anyone have any info on this subject, thanks

Re: Brillion seeder

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:44 pm
by bird dog
Brillions are mostly made for small seeds. Sudan is not very small. It will plant it, and do fine if it rains but if it sits a while, it needs to be planted deeper. Find you an old cheap John Deere. About 1" deep is good on this old black soil where I'm at.

Re: Brillion seeder

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:33 am
by Ebenezer
Or plant in freshly plowed soil instead of a firm seedbed you would use for bermudagrass and such.

Re: Brillion seeder

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:02 am
by callmefence
Haygrazer will come up fine at a 1/4 inch. A inch is better. Simply because it will help hold soil moisture. Just don't plant in dry soil with a quarter inch expected. Plant on top of rain with more rain coming...rain meeting rain we call it.

Re: Brillion seeder

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:50 pm
by buck0678
I'm from East Central Ohio,the ground was plowed and is Sandy soil, ended up borrowing the neighbors drill to plant it,I have a brillion 10' seeder but all research I have done about sorghum sundan grass seed, it's not recommend to use a brillion seeder,and seed is not cheap by no means