Aeration to Improve Sod Development

Final Report for FNE94-061

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $1,452.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Region: Northeast
State: New York
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Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE94-061.

Experimental plots using an Aerway Aerator as a sole tillage tool to prepare seedbeds for establishing five different types of forages into existing rotational pasture sod without taking it out of production. Plots consist of combinations of Aerway tillage and to-till drilling, seeding with a brilion seeder and self seeding by natural seed drop.

The aerator will also be used to incorporate fertilizer, limestone, liquid calcium and other chemicals used. Aeration will also be used to maintain stand and increase sod density.


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