Inter-Seeding

Enhance the existing grass and ensure to cultivate more fodder for livestock/wildlife with our interseeding services. CFS Revegetation takes pride in delivering first class interseeding services. Contact us anytime to clear your queries or get a quote.  

 

Interseeding is becoming a popular way to enhance the existing single species grasses that are used for wildlife, pasture or for idle land. The procedure yields a blend of legumes and grasses that are beneficial for wildlife and can be used as a feed for livestock.

 

Thus, interseeding serves as a good way of improving the native grass stands. And this improvement is brought either by adding the native grass species or by including legumes in the mixture. Furthermore, it depends on the purpose of improving grass stands whether you should introduce the legumes or the native forbs.

 

Benefits of inter-seeding

 

  • Inter-seeding increases the forage yield. The nitrogen from the decaying nodules works the same way as that of the nitrogen from the nitrogen fertilizers and thus, increases the yield of forage.

  • It improves the quality of forage because the legumes are rich in crude protein content and encompass higher digestibility as compared to the grasses.

  • It eliminates or reduces the need for nitrogen fertilizer.

  • Inter-seeding results in increased total productivity as many legumes have the root systems that occupy a part of the soil profile and thus, make full use of the nutrients and water which otherwise may not be utilized by the grasses.

  • The broad leaves of legumes used in inter-seeding help in capturing more solar radiations.

 

Methods used for inter-seeding

There are different ways for inter-seeding legumes into pastures. And CFS Revegetation takes pride in using all the methods. Go through the description of each method and ensure to choose the one as per your preference.

 

  • Frost seeding: It can be done by distributing and broadcasting legumes from late January through mid-March. Freezing and defrosting, and then early spring rains will lead to better seed coverage.

  • Broadcasting: The seeds are spread over the surface in Mid April or May starting. This practice works great if the rain occurs frequently after 2-3 weeks.

  • No-till drilling: It can be done from March end through early May. In this technique, the new seeding is drilled or plotted into the existing sod. No-till drilling should be done with the special no-till planting drill.

  • Herbicide stand suppression: It is done along with drilling, seeding, light tillage or broadcasting. The main herbicides used for this are Paraquat and Gramoxone Extra. The herbicides are used either 1 week before seeding or 3 days after seeding.

  • Mechanical stand suppression: It can be done along with drilling, seeding, light tillage or broadcasting. Though it can be accomplished in different ways, the common method is overgrazing the pasture throughout the fall and early spring and then inter-seeding in the spring.

 

 We at CFS Revegetation are experienced in all services related to revegetation and land restoration. And inter-seeding is one of the various services we are experienced in. Feel free to get in touch. We are just a call away from you.

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