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    Default planting timothy spreader setting??

    Hello,
    I am going to be planting timothy hay on 1 acre of area that was just cleared and prepared for seeding. I have an Earthway spreader and was told I need 18lbs of seed per acre. I did some calculations and determined I would be on setting #4. A setting of #4 barely has the holes open. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could mix the seed with as a carrier to allow me to use a higher setting and have the seed spread more easily.
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    Default Re: planting timothy spreader setting??

    Sand? A starter fertilizer?
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    Default Re: planting timothy spreader setting??

    Quote Originally Posted by rilesdav View Post
    Hello,
    I am going to be planting timothy hay on 1 acre of area that was just cleared and prepared for seeding. I have an Earthway spreader and was told I need 18lbs of seed per acre. I did some calculations and determined I would be on setting #4. A setting of #4 barely has the holes open. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could mix the seed with as a carrier to allow me to use a higher setting and have the seed spread more easily.
    Thanks
    Dave
    What ever setting, the book calls for, I always cut it in half and double cover. This way, I don't run out of seed before I get over the field. Ken Sweet
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    Default Re: planting timothy spreader setting??

    Quote Originally Posted by rilesdav View Post
    Hello,
    I am going to be planting timothy hay on 1 acre of area that was just cleared and prepared for seeding. I have an Earthway spreader and was told I need 18lbs of seed per acre. I did some calculations and determined I would be on setting #4. A setting of #4 barely has the holes open. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could mix the seed with as a carrier to allow me to use a higher setting and have the seed spread more easily.
    Thanks
    Dave
    A push type spreader?

    If that is the case you are going to want it going on pretty slow because an acre is a lot of area to cover with 18 pounds of seed.
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    Yes, push type spreader, a suggestion I got from the spreader company was limestone. Any thoughts?

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