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RE: Farming Thread
I was looking at the following mix for my pasture. Its a custom seed guy, I can get a one time kick in for the government for restoring grassland, so I figured good to max out the legume. I was advised to sow some oats into it to keep the weeds down and sell it as a premium hay.

The Land will need to be tiled, so I have heard that Birdsfoot Trefoil is a legume which doesn't cause bloat in animals, and works well on poorly drained soils. (As opposed to Alfalfa)

Any thoughts?

35% BF Trefoil
5% Alsike Clover
20% Treasure Timothy
10% Palaton Reed Canary Grass
5% Kentucky Bluegrass
5% Devour Orchardgrass
5% Tetrasweet Perennial Ryegrass
15% Meadow Bromegrass

I will most likely go with a custom guy to plant it, given the timeframe and me not having a drill with a grass seed box its best to get it done right. With success I won't be doing this job on the regular, just frost seeding overtop.

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(This post was last modified: 03-13-2020 08:34 AM by NoMoreTO.)
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RE: Farming Thread
Updated Pasture Mix.
Timothy 20%
Brome 20%
Switch Grass 10%
Perrenial Rye Grass 10%
Birdsfoot Trefoil 20%
Alfalfa 20%
Oats Cover Crop 2.5 bushels / Acre

Land Prep Plan
(1) Plow - Soil Save (Its a clay so there is a concern that a plow will cause the clay to bake and clump up)

(2) Disc & Packer

(3) Springtooth Harrow

(4) Planting*

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03-20-2020 08:55 AM
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