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- September 20, 2016 at 10:26 am #89444LongViewFarmParticipant
When you plow and reseed your hayfields, how deep d0 you plow? I hope to do the same to part of my pasture field during the annual gathering this year- 1 acre maybe two, and am seeking advice on how to go about it. Am thinking to plow, disc, and harrow before planting oats and vetch, then plowing again in spring to plant a forage mix.September 21, 2016 at 8:12 am #89445RonParticipant
Sounds like you have a good plan.
I try and plow about four inches no more if possible.
In the 1930 there was a lot of experiments in NA with furrow sealing. That is an implement is
towed with the plow using multiple hitches or with a second hitch right after the plow and seal the furrow as soon as possible. We do similar things by plowing one day and sealing the furrow the best we can with a disc or cultivator the next day and plant the third day.
I see on the internet that the European organic people are resurrecting the idea with
some innovative ideas.
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