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Restoring my fields
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ron bond    Posted 04-21-2002 at 14:48:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 92 acre farm in ontario. The 45 acres -made up of 7 fields - were in soybeans up to 2 years ago and since have been left alone. Grass has now covered most of the land but I want to add alfalfa and clover to the fields. I have a 40 hp tractor, a vicon spreader and a jd mod. b drill. I also have a set of discs and harrows. Without working up the land aggresively, what is the best way for me to create good hay fields with the equipment I have and without spray?

Ron/PA    Posted 04-21-2002 at 15:03:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Without spraying, it will be hard to recover the ground without doing some rollover plowing. If you have a heavy enough disc, you may be able to cut the sod enough to get some alfalfa, or clover started but it will be a long time for it to take over. The fight will be fierce for the new seed to overtake the exhisting grass. Talk to your county agent and get his input.
Good luck

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