Which type of ground cover to use?

   / Which type of ground cover to use? #11  
Red clover maybe with some oats. Clover will add some nitrogen which your corn will appreciate someday. Oats will sprout and grow quickly, but if left unmowed will leave some oat kernels to germinate next year. Or buckwheat, which does a good job of smothering weeds but is loved by deer.
 
   / Which type of ground cover to use?
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#12  
Thanks all. I spoke with a local agronomist at the coop who agreed with everything suggested. I am going to do 50 lbs of clover, 6-7 lbs of Timothy and a bushel of oats per acre.

As soon as I can disc I will do so and get this in, he said the cooler the better.
 
   / Which type of ground cover to use? #13  
What kind of clover? 50lbs/A is very high regardless of the clover type.
 
   / Which type of ground cover to use? #14  
What kind of clover? 50lbs/A is very high regardless of the clover type.

Yes, the seed catalog I have in hand recommends 15 to 20 lbs / acre and with the oats and timothy you might cut it back to 10.
 
   / Which type of ground cover to use?
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#15  
Sorry guys. It's a total of 50 lbs of red clover, 7 lbs of Timothy. Total.

Then add a bushel of oats per acre :)

I am seeding somewhat heavy due to broadcast, but not that heavy. :)
 
   / Which type of ground cover to use? #16  
Well good luck with it. We will want to see pictures of how it comes out.
 
   / Which type of ground cover to use? #17  
I just planted a similar area. I cut in a new road and placed a culvert making a new creek crossing. I wanted something to take root to stabilize the soil. I planted brown top millet and ladino clover. Threw in some clay peas that I had left over. Guess time will tell how this works!
 
   / Which type of ground cover to use? #18  
Here is two week post planting. Before and after:


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