When to plant meadow grass?
The growing season is soon, so it’s worth thinking about improving the condition of your grasslands to make them better. Currently, many companies provide grassland underseeding services. There were mixtures of herbs and many theories about the performance of this procedure. Unfortunately, few contractors or machine and seed manufacturers objectively show the effects of this treatment. Poorly done underseeding causes a deterrent effect on this treatment, and that’s very important in durable crops — especially those that simply can’t be plowed and reseeded.
Errors in the cultivation of meadows and pastures
There are many reasons for the loss of grassland quality. It is worth removing them earlier so as not to lead to a rapid deterioration of meadows and pastures. These are, among other things:
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- poor selection of grass species for the job and method of use,
- prolonged droughts or water stagnation,
- inadequate mineral fertilization, i.e. especially too much nitrogen fertilization (also natural fertilizers — mud or mud) with a low amount of phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sulfur and micronutrients,
- strong acidification of the soil,
- mowing too low and late in autumn mowing or grazing until winter itself,
- frequent destruction of turf by machine wheels (difficult conditions during harvesting, too large machines),
- unilateral use, i.e. only bones or pastures,
- the lack of scrape barges after heavy grazing,
- omission of care procedures — aeration and Gelding.
When we do underseeding
When the yields obtained from grassland are poor, a strategy to improve the value of the grassland or pasture must be peeled. When the condition of the turf is critical, it must be removed from further use. On the other hand, in the case where the damage is relatively low (30 -60% deficiencies) or no crop is possible to completely destroy the old turf — it is worth carrying out effective under-seeding. The term for underseeding is early spring (using post-wetness)—before or early vegetation (March/April) or late summer and fall (from mid -august). Nitrogen fertilization should then be reduced in order to allow the east free of young plants, which must compete with the stronger older plants. Nitrogen can be replaced with fertilizers containing phosphorus and potassium or lime, which fertilizers during underseeding we can slightly mix with the soil, accelerating their operation.
Depending on the weed, it is possible to use chemical agents. However, it is necessary to remember for the presence of butterfly plants, which can be destroyed. A safe solution is expert mechanical treatment. To create conditions for the east and the development of young plants, it is necessary to weaken the old turf. You can do this with simple means like defending with cog frets, weeders, or fibers. After which it is necessary to sow the seeds. Well, when they are mixed with soil, but the main thing is to restore them accurately. Proper treatment of underseeding in one pass is possible by specialized aggregates.
Grass species and their doses
For undersowing it is necessary to choose suitable grass species characterized by fast eastern people and high competitiveness. These are mainly ryeberges — multi-flowered, hybrid and long-lasting and festulolium. On the market there are many grass mixtures combining these species and different varieties of evergreen ryegrass, which is very important in the subsequent yield of grassland. It is worth applying seeds of the highest quality. Seed rates depend on the condition of the turf, the frequency of underseeding and its method — they vary from 10 to 25 kg/ha. We recommend special mixtures for sowing from the BIG-AGRO.PL offer
Alfalfa and clover supplier
Underseeded prairie alfalfa very rarely works. If necessary, the introduction of protein plants, better effects are achieved by using meadow (red) or white clover. The best choice is exceptional strains and seeds surrounded by Rhizobium bacteria and fertilizer — which allows for their rapid initial development.
First The pruning after the under-seeding has been done should be done early enough so that in the next regrowth the young grasses can overtake the old plants providing high yields of the highest quality feed by volume.
Guttler — with precision, speed and efficiency
Effective underseeding should be done professionally and in a timely manner. Effective and complete treatment is possible with aggregates of the famous Guttler brand, of which we are a distributor. A single pass seeder aligns surfaces (damage after searching for boars, goons, etc.), stripes old damaged turf (including moss) and aerates the soil. In addition, the seeds are sown evenly using a precise pneumatic seeder. The final work item is a unique self-cleaning shaft, which literally massages seeds into the ground and catches up old turf. The aggregate is also well suited for sowing grasses, alfalfa or clover after full cultivation. We provide sowing and sowing services in Kętrzyński and Mural district. Our offer also includes Frotpackers for the front TUZ and the shafts mentioned above. Feel free to familiarize yourself with our machines and other products at the AgroShow in Ostróda!