question on mowing down last year's rye in August to reseed itself


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My friend planted rye last fall and is going to let it go to seed. He asked me if he could just mow it down in August and it would reseed itself. I said it might but I would heavily overseed rye over the standing dead rye and then mow it down and hope for rain.

Is that a good plan? He just want to have rye there again. Is there anything else that might be good for him to add to the broadcast seed. I was thinking berseem clover or radishes.

Thanks for pondering.