Reseeding Best Practices (Courtesy of Goldcrop)

ReSeeding Best Practice

  1. Spray off the old pasture with Glyphosate at 5L per ha.

  2. Get a soil test done and apply Lime, Phosphate and Potash as required.

  3. Apply 60kg/ha of nitrogen at or after sowing.

  4. Select a grass seed mixture with the very best varieties available as they are likely to be in the ground for 10 years or more.

  5. Sow 14kg of grass seed in good conditions. Increase the seed rate in poor conditions.

  6. A fine firm seedbed is essential whether ploughing or not.

  7. Ideally cover the seeds and roll well to ensure good contact between the seed and the soil.

  8. Monitor closely for pest attack and take action where necessary. Slugs, Leatherjackets, Frit Fly and Rabbits are the main threat.

  9. Post emergence weed control is essential particularly to control docks and thistles. Normally apply a herbicide 5-6 weeks after sowing. Where clover is sown use an undersown spray that is safe on clover e.g. Legumex DB.