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Heavey sticky clay slough

Have a 70 plus acre slough that hardly ever gets seeded. Want to put barley in it and sell for feed . Best way to attack it should I spread it and protill it in, kind of scared to go in with airdrill. Figure if could get a catch would get lots of bales off it.

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I like to cultivate it, let it sit for a day, then seed it like normal, and then harrow it if it is lumpy.

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I tried that on some bottom land last year. I didn’t work out too well. The gumbo worked up a bit lumpy and then dried with poor seed soil contact, the germination suffered badly in a few spots.
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After we seed it I will wait for a day then run the cutivator over it quite fast with the shovels just above the dirt and harrows down rather than harrowing it Even though it is moist the biggest problem is it coming up lumpy and not germinating. It is best to do it in stages then lumps are not a big problem. Direct seeding it straight into the muck often does not turn out well.
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Pro till would be perfect

Or double disk then run over with cultivator. Then seed

I gave up doing that years ago. Get it all worked Down then have the **** thing flood on me
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Will just put seed in it and no other groceries. Thinking scratch surface with protill leave for a day or so try and seed then if lumpy run the packer from protill on it to break up lumps
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Put a spreader with seed in it in front of the pro till and give it ****. The packer roller on the back of the pro till ought to insure seed to ground contact.
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