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Old 11-22-2004, 06:59 PM
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What is the best brand of seed to plant?
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Old 11-23-2004, 11:57 AM
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What is the best brand of seed to plant?
What you really mean is "type" of seed, don't get caught up in all that brand crap.

If you want to plant clover, stick with the white varieties, they are the most palatable to the deer. For alfalfa, stick with forage/pasture varieties rather than hay making varieties. As with brasicas/rape, dwarf essex is about the least prefered to deer.

After you do a soil test, and learn about different forage plants, and decide what you have the ability to prep, plant, and maintain ...... then the last question you need to answer is where am I going to buy my seed.
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Old 11-24-2004, 06:59 AM
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DeKalb and Asgrow are good brand names, they are constantly upgrading and improving seed varieties, lots of testing and scientific field data goes into their products. Some local brands are competent as well, Southern States, Agway, Pioneer is a good brand of seed as well. I stick with DeKalb and Asgrow, they are Monsanto companies and offer roundup ready corn and soybeans....
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Old 11-25-2004, 02:41 PM
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MT, you're getting good advice from the guys so far. I also plant many of the "types" they speak of, with good success. I also have had good results with a couple of the "brands". This forum sometimes gets hung-up with what is the cheapest.

Depending on your knowledge of seed, plants and agriculture you may want to use one of the pre-blended "brands". It is sometimes much easier to start with something that has been "put together" for you than experiment with something you're unsure of.........

As you become better aquainted with what performs best on your land
you can experiment with the "types", if you choose.

Check out the informational websites available and also the "brand" sites. You will find a lot of useful information that is much more important than what is the cheapest. Sometimes trying to save a buck or two can get expensive.

For example, how to correctly prepare the soil and how to plant. No matter the seed choice, if you don't prepare correctly you may have trouble.

Good luck.

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Old 11-25-2004, 06:35 PM
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i like a thick lush type of forage for the deer that will last past the first frost.
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:46 PM
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A Biologic rep. is coming down to the farm to lok it over ,but we are going to get a soil sample so we know what the PH is .
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