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Had a neighbour ask me to seed some barley for him, about 50 acres. He wants to underseed it to alphalpha, and another field about the same size to timothy and brome. I use a flexicoil 5000 double shoot, no grass seed kit. He suggested mixing the grass seed in while loading the fertilizer and putting it down that way. I have done that in the past with fescue and it worked ok. Biggest question I have with this is due to the row spacing, is the alphalpha or timothy and brome mix going to be in rows? Or due to the low weight of the seeds compared to the fertilizer, would these seeds tend to blow around in the trench made by the opener and become a little more even? Creeping red fescue would tend to maybe fill itself in a little better? Secondly would these seeds tend to settle out with the movement of the cart and be less evenly mixed? Shouldn't pose much trouble as far as plugging - he will be putting down about 100 lb of fertilizer with it which should keep everything flowing. I'm sure there are a few of you who have tried this - did it work well? I'm not much of a hay farmer myself!