I forgot to mention that this soil is not too good. I checked it a couple years ago and it was 5.0 ph. It’s mountain land and I can only get bagged lime there but keep adding it each spring and fall. It’s about an acre and I plan on adding 10-12 bags in the next couple of weeks4 lbs/ac and 50 lbs/ac rye
My soil is upland southwest va with quite a few rocks, not really big ones though. The plot has pearl millet right which did fairly well. I have a tractor and can disc it in but I’m sort of leaning to throw and mow. Any thoughts?8# and 100lb of rye is what works well for me. It also makes a huge difference how good your soil is, and how you plant the seed. Poor soil and broadcasting takes 1/3 more seed.
Overseeding isn't a big problem with clover like it is with brassica, unless it would be seeded way heavy.10 lb an acre and less is not overseeding territory for clover. Good clover seed is costly and the other aspect is that a failed clover seeding, which isn't uncommon, would need reseeding at additional time and expense.If you're looking for a solid stand of clover, is it even likely a person could seed too much clover? I mean, I know it might be a waste of money. But with small plots the seed is the cheap part. I know a lighter seeding rate of the WR is appropriate when using it as a nurse crop. But can you put down too much clover?
I’ve got 5# of Durana. You think it’s ok to add some medium red clover too ?
Very good point. I’ve probably been underseedingI'll just add, that when you look at the tag, on the Durana bag and subtract out the coating & inert material and factor in the germination rate, you might have actually 3 pounds of pure live seed, in that bag. You can see here that this 4 pound bag has 34% of coating, with a germination rate of 85%, it yields 2.244 pounds of pure live seed in that bag.
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I’ve only planted Durana once and it was fall planted. Don’t expect much out of Durana at first. I actually thought I had a failed planting that fall when I seeded it with oats. However, the next spring the Durana exploded and turned into a clover carpet by summerWould it he better to frost seed the durana instead of fall planting with my cereal grains if Im going heavy and layering my cereal grains?
Would it he better to frost seed the durana instead of fall planting with my cereal grains if Im going heavy and layering my cereal grains?