- May 11, 2017
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I really have no idea. But, I'd be tempted to wait until after the farmer does his bit of leveling in the spring. One thing I'd do is contact your county Agricultural Extension office. Have them put you in touch with the person who can best advise you regarding your goal. Can the farmer pull a manure spreader through that pasture? When you get ready to seed the area, you could drag an old bed spring to help cover the seed a bit. If you do your seeding before some rains are predicted, it should get going ok, even without spreading hay or straw over it.
However, I'd ask him what the "leveling" entails. If it involves heavy soil compaction, I'd pass on that! Talk to your county ag agent!!!! You might also get some advice re: an appropriate seed mix. You might even consider sowing a year's worth of green manure crops. It all depends on what your time line is.
A year of cover crops qould be awesome for new pasture!
Wheres bay? Shes the one with the super fertile pastures