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Post by skyhightree1 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:47 am

What in the world is going on with it seems to keep going up 30.00 a 50lb bag each year. In bulk discount I'm still paying 70.00 a 50# bag. Those that use fescue what are you seeing price wise?


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Post by ddd75 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:12 am

seed seems to go up every year. that seems pretty high for 31 especially with how much seed it produces.

i think i'm around 180 bucks for a 50 lb sack depending on mix. that's byron seeds though.

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Post by kentuckyguy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:25 am

Something to keep watch of when buying Kentucky 31 fescue seed is the germination rate.

I find it cheaper in the big box stores but it tends to be around a 80% germination rate vs the local farm supply which usually runs in the high 90’s on germination rate.

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Post by skyhightree1 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:42 am

kentuckyguy wrote:Something to keep watch of when buying Kentucky 31 fescue seed is the germination rate.

I find it cheaper in the big box stores but it tends to be around a 80% germination rate vs the local farm supply which usually runs in the high 90’s on germination rate.


I bought pallets at Walmart before they had same you get in farm store never bought any seed from lowes or hd
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Post by littletom » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:40 pm

1.20 a pound in October

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Post by MtnCows93 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:09 pm

if it dont go back down some of the local farmers around here are gonna combine our own seed, k31 can make 300 pounds of seed per acre. probly get some orchard grass in with it too which i like

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Post by skyhightree1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:41 pm

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Post by sstterry » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:27 am

I am sorry to resurrect this thread. But I have been shopping for grass seed since, due to all of our wet weather, a couple of my pastures are a rutted mess. The price I am seeing is about $1.50/pound.

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Post by Kenlofarms » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:26 am

I called this week for pricing on KY31 to add in with ryegrass for feeding area cleanup. It ranges from $80.00 to $90.00 for 50# bag. Gone are the days of $40.00 per bag.

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Post by Banjo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:08 pm

I saw some at tractor supply the other day. It was in a green bag 50# but said ky 31 ......it was coated it said. There were several bags it looked like on a pallet in the store along with the regular Ky 31 in the white bag. Hmmm

Oh yea ... it was in the $60./bag range

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Post by sstterry » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:14 pm

Banjo wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:08 pm
I saw some at tractor supply the other day. It was in a green bag 50# but said ky 31 ......it was coated it said. There were several bags it looked like on a pallet in the store along with the regular Ky 31 in the white bag. Hmmm

Oh yea ... it was in the $60./bag range
That is pretty good since their website has it at $75

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Post by Banjo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:20 pm

Its the green bag thats a lot cheaper 62.99 here and 79.99 for the regular. the green is coated for what ever reason...don't know why or what for.

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Post by sim.-ang.king » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:27 pm

Your getting less seed with the coated seed. So based on actually cost per pound, they are the same.
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Post by Banjo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:30 pm

I hadn't thought a that ......them dirty scoundrels!

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