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#3664306 - 05/06/14 07:51 PM Drilling Native Grass This Week
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Going to drill 5 acres of a Roundstone Seed Company mix this week. Basically a pollinator mix with wildflowers and native grasses. Should be very beneficial to turkey, deer and quail reproduction rates in the next couple years. I hope to be able to plant the entire 20 acre field over a period of 3 years. The cost of seed is outrageous.
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#3664584 - 05/07/14 07:52 AM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: ]
woodsman87
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Can you not get grants from NRCS? What all kinds of grasses and wild flowers are in it?
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#3666549 - 05/09/14 01:46 PM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: woodsman87]
Doskil
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Wildflower seed is simply a lot more expensive than native grass seed.

If you want cheaper, plant more grasses

Good luck

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#3668906 - 05/12/14 08:54 PM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: Doskil]
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I just planted 7 lbs of wildflower here at the house $180
pure seed no filler, just cause my Wife loves it
and I'm cutting over 5 acres of grass, a little less to cut
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#3668912 - 05/12/14 08:57 PM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: landman]
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I wanted to, then I found out your tractor has to have a hydraulic hookup on the back to run the drill. That sucks because mine didn't come with one. It has a FEL, is there anyway to remove it and hookup a drill?
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#3669518 - 05/13/14 05:31 PM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: landman]
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 Originally Posted By: landman
I just planted 7 lbs of wildflower here at the house $180
pure seed no filler, just cause my Wife loves it
and I'm cutting over 5 acres of grass, a little less to cut
The stuff I got was the SS-D1 pollinator conservation mix from Roundstone. Wildflowers for the boss to look at and the native grass for wildlife. They recommended 9 lbs/acre at a cost of almost $100/pound. Now I just hope it comes up. Rain would make me feel much better right now.

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#3669713 - 05/13/14 08:57 PM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: MrWhitetail
 Originally Posted By: landman
I just planted 7 lbs of wildflower here at the house $180
pure seed no filler, just cause my Wife loves it
and I'm cutting over 5 acres of grass, a little less to cut
The stuff I got was the SS-D1 pollinator conservation mix from Roundstone. Wildflowers for the boss to look at and the native grass for wildlife. They recommended 9 lbs/acre at a cost of almost $100/pound. Now I just hope it comes up. Rain would make me feel much better right now.


I looked at mine this evening, starting to pop out
but I got rain after sowing 2 different days
and looks like it's coming all day tomorrow
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#3669772 - 05/13/14 09:43 PM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: Carlos Viagra]
MickThompson
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 Originally Posted By: Carlos Viagra
I wanted to, then I found out your tractor has to have a hydraulic hookup on the back to run the drill. That sucks because mine didn't come with one. It has a FEL, is there anyway to remove it and hookup a drill?


In theory, yes. You would need extra hydraulic hoses to reach. What hp is your tractor? I am not aware of a drill recommended for less than a 40 hp.

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#3670514 - 05/14/14 08:21 PM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: MickThompson]
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Its only 32 HP.
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#3674998 - 05/21/14 02:26 PM Re: Drilling Native Grass This Week [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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I'd like to add on the tractor an drill part. I just done 8ac with my Kubota 50hp. It weighs lil more than 4000#. I used a Haybuster 107c drill which is 10' width. It required two outlets. it also weighs nearly 4000#. The 7' model only weighs few hundred less, so no big difference really. On the flat done great depending on soil compaction. On the hills it would spin on the loose soil. All in all the 50hp was a little light it was loaded pulling it mainly just due to the weight. A 32hp is going to have a struggle. If there is hills it will be near impossible not to mention the danger of it pushing the tractor. Not sure what make drill your using some maybe lighter than others but it's something to consider.
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