Before seeding, it is important to prepare the seedbed for spring planting. Our goal is to have a clean, firm seedbed. Here are a few steps to keep in mind:
- Remove liter to have better soil to seed contact. Do this by removing corn stalks, soybean stubble.
- Rule of thumb: If your boots sink deeper than ½ inch into the soil, the soil is not firm enough.
- Spray round-up close to seeding date to kill weeds that are currently growing. This is more important when spring seeding. Consider using Plateau on native seedings for residual control after establishment.
- Picking the right seed is important. We encourage you to plan ahead and ask questions!
Tips for Calibrating a Drill
- Look for seeding rates under the lid of the seed box.
- Calibrate following instructions per drill.
- Ensure all moving parts on the drill are functioning properly.
- Start small with a defined amount and seeding rates, then adjust accordingly.
- Do NOT overfill the drill and fill the box evenly.
- After you start seeding, note seeding depth. This should be about ¼” deep.
- Contact specialists for assistance!