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This field was sprayed and then disked a couple weeks after that. It has some residue left, old grass that did not get totally done in by the disc. I would like to get it done as soon as possible in case it was to get too wet. Would it be ok to broadcast and then run a cultipacker over it or would you let it rain on it the use a drill one it.

We are supposed to get some rain out of Irma, 1-1.5 inches they predict.

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I would broadcast it and just wait for the rain
 
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dun":286a1jle said:
I would broadcast it and just wait for the rain

Would you be concerned the residue would prevent some seed to soil contact?

How much rain would be too much on a new seeding?
 

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An inch of rain will wash the seed to the ground. If the water doesn;t run acrossed it or stand on it I would think that would be just the right amount of rain.
 
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dun":16k1b5s7 said:
An inch of rain will wash the seed to the ground. If the water doesn;t run acrossed it or stand on it I would think that would be just the right amount of rain.
Would you put rye or wheat with it as a cover for the winter? Wanted to mix seed with fertilizer to save some time. Thought rye might mix ok but didn't know about wheat.
 

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i'd broadcast it then run a drag then a cultipacker on it.
 

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tom4018":1t74mkqv said:
dun":1t74mkqv said:
Depends on what you are seeding it with
Planned on a fescue orchard grass mix.
Make sure it is one of the more recent OG cultivars. The older ones have palatability issues.
 

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I've been thinking. If there is any chance you will ever hay it, you might want to run the cultipacker over it or just a heavy roller to get the surface less irregular for haying.
 
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dun":3f65ldsv said:
I've been thinking. If there is any chance you will ever hay it, you might want to run the cultipacker over it or just a heavy roller to get the surface less irregular for haying.

Thanks for your advice, it is all done and raining on it. I hope I did a good job, most of the time I get disappointed in my results. Borrowed some bigger equipment as my little disc would not cut it up very good, was still amazed how trashy it was about 4 or 5 passes over it. Time will tell if I wasted my money and time.
 

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Got to moldboard if you want to bury a lot of trash. It is easy to seed into trash, but there may be a lot of weed seed on the top. Need to clip it if your mix won't tolerate spray and the annual weeds start to take over.
 

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