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Old 03-06-2017, 07:23 AM   #11
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I just run over the small plots with my atv tires on small plots try of course to run over all area only takes a bit of time but really tamps down seed to soil
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:28 PM   #12
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I have broad casted Clover by hand but ended up buying the Seed Spreader You hang on Your shoulder and crank to spread the seed out much better.

I've been using the Pennington Durana Clover and it is more hardy,drought resistant,does well in partial shade and with stands heavy browsing!
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:00 AM   #13
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You could also mix your clover with some oats. That works well for me. Even though my land is a crop farm, I put some down in a pasture near my duck pond, (about 2 acres worth as a test area) and it worked.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:30 PM   #14
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I use an Moultrie ATV Spreader on several larger fields as well as a the over the shoulder Planters Bag when doing smaller plots. I use a 5' cultipacker to press the seed in that I can either pull behind me on the ATV or use the 3 pt. hitch method as it will go both ways. I prefer the atv method of packing because the tractor can press the seed in to deep. If I have tilled the area, I do a pass with the coutipacker before seeding and again afterwards. On one field I seeded with oats before the first cultipacking then sspread the clover and pulled over it agqain. Neighbor uses his drag harrow and then seedsand lets a rain cover the seed with the slightly loosened dirt.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:50 PM   #15
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I learnt years ago to spread seed and fertilizer at 50% suggested rate and do it 2 times. Learned this after running out half way through the 1st time.
I also use a cultipacker before sowing small seed then re-cultipack after sowing seed.
On large seed like oats I till, sow seed, run a drag across the sown seed. If seeding small seed like clover on top of the oats I cultipack after dragging, sow clover seed and re-cultipack.

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Old 09-24-2017, 02:19 PM   #16
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For clover and rape, I used to use a Scotts Easy Hand Held manual spreader. However, the small seeds would get caught in the spinner plate and caused lots of trouble. I'd eventually break the gears or the handle.

Now I use a Scotts Wizz Spreader. It's battery powered and super easy to use. Has a very precise spread rate meter and it spreads small seeds like clover and handles larger seeds like wheat or oats great.

I simply hold it down by my side and walk my plots. For small seed like clover that's hard to see coming out, I hold my hand in front of the spinner to get a feel for how many are coming out.

I've found this spreader is much easier for me to use than the Earthway hand operated over the shoulder I used to use.

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Old 09-25-2017, 05:52 AM   #17
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I use an Moultrie ATV Spreader on several larger fields as well as a the over the shoulder Planters Bag when doing smaller plots. I use a 5' cultipacker to press the seed in that I can either pull behind me on the ATV or use the 3 pt. hitch method as it will go both ways. I prefer the atv method of packing because the tractor can press the seed in to deep. If I have tilled the area, I do a pass with the coutipacker before seeding and again afterwards. On one field I seeded with oats before the first cultipacking then sspread the clover and pulled over it agqain. Neighbor uses his drag harrow and then seedsand lets a rain cover the seed with the slightly loosened dirt.
I used the Moultrie electric ATV seed spreader this year and I'm also impressed with the results.
On a plot of radish-turnip I set the seed flow at 50% and sowed it 2 times.My oats plot I did the same 50% and sowed it 2 times. It took about 2-3 minutes to sow 1 ac and not walking on the sore knees and hips.
I would buy the Moultrie ATV spreader again. At about $125 retail it's a great bargain but I bought mine at wholesale cost of $86 and my son even paid for that so was a great deal. LOL

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