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Old 10-12-2020, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of spreader do you use to spread clover seed? I am top dressing my plots with clover and turnip seeds and am looking for a best way to spread those small seeds.
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We have an electric spreader that we sit in the back of a Utv. Closed down as tight as it will close the gate opens about 1/8”. This normally allows me to go over plots multiple times which I like to do to make sure I get an even distribution. Most anything you can close down that tight will work even a bigger Whirly bird. Or you could always do that bag type and walk the plots if they are not too big
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We have an electric spreader that we sit in the back of a Utv. Closed down as tight as it will close the gate opens about 1/8. This normally allows me to go over plots multiple times which I like to do to make sure I get an even distribution. Most anything you can close down that tight will work even a bigger Whirly bird. Or you could always do that bag type and walk the plots if they are not too big
We do the the same thing. Just close the gate all the way.
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I use one of these bag type spreaders to top sow my clover. Not this one specifically but one like it.

https://chapinmfg.com/products/chapi...30415716450386
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I use one of these bag type spreaders to top sow my clover. Not this one specifically but one like it.

https://chapinmfg.com/products/chapi...30415716450386

We have a spreader like that one and I used it last year but I didn't get good coverage. It seamed to throw too much even closed down all the way.
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I use one of these bag type spreaders to top sow my clover. Not this one specifically but one like it.

https://chapinmfg.com/products/chapi...30415716450386

We have a spreader like that one and I used it last year but I didn't get good coverage. It seamed to throw too much even closed down all the way.
It takes a little finesse but with seed as small as clover seed, you just have to do the best you can. I top sow with Ladino and those seeds are like spreading course table salt. My bag spreader has a fairly stout spring on the gate so my only complaint is my hand cramping on the larger plots.
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