ABOUT SEED RATES
The most common question I am asked is how much seed to plant. I am basing my answer on thousands of phone conversations with farmers, who are of course the true experts. Alfalfa, and grass rates are 15 lbs per acre for dry land, 30 lbs for irrigated.
My biggest farmers are putting on 30 lbs, and claim to be gaining 1/2 ton per acre, and much finer stemmed.
On the other hand, we are talking people down a little on corn rates/ Dry land 10,000 plant pop. Irrigated 30-32,000 plant pop. It seems these rates are much more forgiving in case of a tough year. Again these suggestions are based upon thousands of phone calls.