The reseeding thread

Discussion in 'Grassland Management' started by TMKF, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. headcase

    headcase Very Senior Member

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    irg is a real intensive grass
    prg still likes things to be on its side
    CF,timothy etc is and extensive mix,some clover in the bottom and its a good all rounder
     
  2. jd-baz

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    He spread a job for me only 2weeks ago,just outside newtown. Would cross paths on a few jobs,his father would of spread lots of it here for ourselves in his day
     
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  3. Danube

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    I'm hoping to do some reseeding shortly and I'm leaning towards direct drilling the field but I have no experience of one in the place nor have I seen any of the neighbours using one. Would it be better to do the usual spray off for 2 weeks or could I spray closer to time of direct drilling? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. nashmach

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    I'd be going slightly more based on what I have seen, it needs to be well dead. Be careful of slug activity.
     
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  5. Arthur

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    Afaik you could drill it and spray immediately after, it would have your seed in the ground 2 weeks earlier, you would want to be sure of your spraying opportunity though.
     
  6. Rusty Spade

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    I remember when we were advised to spread 10 bags of CAN every year across the farm to get grass to grow. were now at 4 bags and growing even more grass tyhan then.
    Unless timothy and cocksfoot have been improved greatly for yeild then I cant see them having a big place in highly stocked farms. there will be more cuts in nitrogen allowance but most of the loss will be made up from different management and fertiliser use. The top guys in nz dont spread nitrogen in the first 20% of the paddock inside the gap because the cows dung the most there. They still get the same yeilds but less nitrogen used
     
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  7. Danube

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    Thanks for the reply Arthur. That sounds ideal if I can get it to pan out that way.
     
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    Interesting question.
    Can those pneumatic fert spreaders with the folding booms spread grass and small seeds like stubble turnips?
     
  9. Ozzy Scott

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    Yes afaik
     
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  10. Arthur

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    Assuming we get better conditions before mid September how well will clover take or is it a waste so late in the year?
     
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    You have a better chance this time of year as the grass growth ain't as good
     
  12. Danube

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    Thanks Nash. I'll definitely be using slug pellets alright. Too risky not to with the weather and time of year.
     
  13. FIAT 450

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    Twas a good thing we hadn't the seeds sown. Came to have a look see if it could be worked. Maybe come Monday might be able to. Had to dig a shore to let of trapped water IMG_20200822_112751.jpg
     
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    What seeds are you going to sow Monday -rice??
     
  15. FIAT 450

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    Tis blown a gale here now with sun. Tis drying out nicely again. I was in the field at 8 this morning and when I went back up to let off the water you could see the field drying out.
     
  16. Rusty Spade

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    Theres another storm due on tuesday
     
  17. FIAT 450

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    Great news
     
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    I think it’s best if I don’t look at my re-seed.:ohmy::curse:
     
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    You must not have gotten the showers over there today so either....
     
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    i stitched a bit of grasseed last saturday, didnt get it rolled but it has rained on it since, the field has a good soil analysis which is why i decided to stitch it.

    what is the chances it has survived the gound is soaked now and i asume the rain has covered it with soil. was dont day after second cut, and is a agritech no 4 from last year
     
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    Nothing major lad a few squibs there was a guy cutting away all afternoon near us
     
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    I'd say itll be grand once the ground was well blackened for the seeds
     
  23. Reggie.

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    Bit of grass stitched in today
     

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    What's the story there, ex scrub ground?
     

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