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what did I do ?

Old 04-26-2005, 05:21 PM
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I had my soil test done - all looked good - added some fertilizer - planted ladino and red clover - not much germinated - Cant figure it out - This area used to be praire grass ground so I know things will grow - Planting about 1/2 acre - planted 3 pounds red and 3 pounds ladino - wierd - Had some cooler weather here in KS the last few weeks - but nothing that should effect it like this - Any ideas? I have some germinating but stull can see seeds on top


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Old 04-26-2005, 05:50 PM
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is there a "packaged for 200x" on the label? perhaps the seeds were for last year or the year before? germination percentages decrease as seeds get older.
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Old 04-26-2005, 05:57 PM
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seed appeared to be fresh - bought it from COOP and they had to order it becasue they were out -

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Old 04-26-2005, 06:34 PM
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When did you plant it, takes a while to germinate..
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:19 AM
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I found clover to take forever to come up. I could see a little color in my plot but it wasn't until 6-8 weeks that I actually had clover coming up. I'm sure you probably know that clover will establish a root system before it start to come up with any density. Give it a bit longer and hopefully the rain and sun will do their thing.
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:55 AM
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That' why I prefer the branded products like whitetail clover. They are much more consistent than what i get at the feed store. I have had some success with certified seeds from the feed store but have had problems several times too. I have a friend who buys alot of seeds from his feed store and he had 100 pounds of certified ladino that produced nothing but turnips last year. He says he will lean toward the branded products more to from now on.
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:48 PM
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Had your clover seeds been innoculated?
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:00 PM
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Yes - I added the innocculant - Maybe I messed that up -

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Old 04-27-2005, 07:11 PM
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How long ago did you plant the seed?

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Old 04-27-2005, 07:20 PM
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about 3 weeks ago - We have had good rain - and moisture - but it's been a little cool

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