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To sow or throw?
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DavePA    Posted 03-22-2001 at 15:34:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
was given about 600 lbs. of what is thought to be red wheat seed. Had the idea to broadcast it on some of my steep fields which are fairly thin. Would there be any bad effects on cattle grazing this grass? And can it be left standing or must it be mowed(very steep)? thanks DavePA


IHank    Posted 03-23-2001 at 08:09:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dave- Might be something here I don't understand... But, like F14 sez I don't see anay way you can loose by simply sowing the stuff in the area you want some ground cover. Like F14 sez, if the seed is "treated" it would be best to keep critters from munching on the stuff. Much better if you can work the seed into the top 1" of the soil, so birds and critters can't eat it.

If in fact it is chemically treated there ain't much you can do with but go sow it someplace, as a disposal method. Good luck, IHank


IHank    Posted 03-23-2001 at 08:07:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dave- Might be something here I don't understand... But, like F14 sez I don't see anay way you can loose by simply sowing the stuff in the area you want some ground cover. Like F14 sez, if the seed is "treated" it would be best to keep critters from munching on the stuff. Much better if you can work the seed into the top 1" of the soil, so birds and critters can't eat it.

If in fact it is chemically treated there ain't much you can do with but go sow it someplace, as a disposal method. Good luck, IHank


F14    Posted 03-22-2001 at 17:58:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd go ahead. Won't hurt the beef critters a bit. If it sprouts, the cows will graze it off. If they don't for some reason, it will head out and reseed itself.

If it's treated seed, it might be a good idea to keep the cows off it for a week or two but other than that, I don't see any downside.


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