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OH,IN,IL Frost Seeding dates in 2019?
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Contributors to this thread:
Stressless 07-Feb-19
JTV 07-Feb-19
JW 07-Feb-19
MilkweedManiac 07-Feb-19
JW 07-Feb-19
Norseman 07-Feb-19
MilkweedManiac 07-Feb-19
From: Stressless
07-Feb-19

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Trying to time it right for this Spring, what are the thoughts from Latitude 38d - 41d Ohio, Indiana, Illinois in this Spring? Was going overseas last year and had to do it, maybe too early last year. Thanks for your ideas/thoughts.

Birdsfoot Trifoil & Chicory

Best S

From: JTV
07-Feb-19
I would do all mine the first week of April or the last week of March/NW Indiana ....

From: JW
07-Feb-19

JW's embedded Photo
JW's embedded Photo
I’d do the first or second week of March. Last couple of years we’ve had warm weather early and have had great luck with clover and chichory. Here’s a plot we frost seeded the second week of March last year.

07-Feb-19
JW - That plot looks incredible!

May I ask what seed mix you used?

I've thought about doing mine and mixing in 50 lbs. wheat per acre as a nurse crop.

Thoughts?

From: JW
07-Feb-19
Thanks Milkweed. It was a mixture of Ladino, Dutch white and Durana from the local grain store. Couldn’t hurt to plant a nurse crop. We’ve had our best luck frost seeding in plots that were brassicas the previous fall. Usually have a clean seed bed and you typically get good early germination.

From: Norseman
07-Feb-19
Mid to late March or anytime before a forecast of an inch or so of snow during that time period

07-Feb-19
Thanks for the tip!

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