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Roy Chapin 397233 244 topdressing spring wheat either
topdressing spring wheat
Here in S.W. Missouri we are getting into the spring of things now with some of our first work here as we are topdressing wheat , with a few wet spots remaining in the field from last winters moisture but with more rain in the forecast for today we go ahead
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here we are topdressing a fescue field which will be first harvested as fescue seed then hay following this.
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Nice pics!:-)

Topdressing = spreading fertilizer? or?
Do you take the fescue seed the same year as you take hay?
Here we use fescue in mixed grass for pasture to get the pasture more longlife and in grass mixes for gardens.
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yes, we are spreading fertilizer, and as a general rule soon as the combine is thru we will start cutting the straw and remaining forage for hay

Roy
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Nice photos Roy :-)

Here in Tassie Lennart, we also bale grass seed straw after harvest. Some ryegrass growers take a silage cut, before locking the crop up, to go to seed. I dont reckon Fescue would be vigourous enough to do this (where ryegrass certainly is).
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Nice pictures Roy. Quite a big spreader on the John Deere.

Are you spreading straight Nitrogen, or a compound / blend?
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the wheat receives about 50 pounds of actual ammonium nitrate and the grass usually receives a blended fertilizer like 50 pounds N 30 pounds P and 30 pound K, but due to the price here this year many farms that use a blended fertilizer every year are leaving off P and applying 50-0-30

Roy
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