This thread is basically discussing the same idea I had. The main objective for me is to enhance seed to soil exposure. If it incorporates fertilizer better or aerates that’s a plus, but I don’t have a drill or tillage equipment (just a Brillion) and have been thinking about ways to maximize the germination of seed.8 years ago. Back when we all enjoyed this forum. I didn’t ask a question it came up as part of a discussion and seems they could still have a usefulness to them. A lot of old names that we don’t hear from or have passed on that provided us with a wealth of information.
Orchard Grass - The Best All Round Hay????While I'm waiting for the snow to melt around here, I've been doing some reading about various grasses and legume varieties. It is interesting the trade-offs in growing different varieties from end use to time to cut/dry to insect problems. Timothy - one, maybe two cuts. Cereal rust mites can...www.haytalk.com
I was going to frost seed a ryegrass mixture into my horse pastures, which are pretty much buzzed down like golf greens right now. Even those I was thinking about going over with a rotary hoe first, if that is of merit, and then seeding in the morning, when the ground is frozen. However I also have another field that I am going to burn later this spring to remove all the residue, and I was wondering if going over that with a hoe while soft after a light rain, and then running my Brillion seeder packer over it to drop some orchard grass in there, would be more effective than just the Brillion over seeding.