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Old 03-14-2006, 09:15 AM
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Last Years Seed

I have an opened bag of seed that I used last fall. Is the remaining seed still good this year. I had it in my garage all winter.

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:21 AM
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Yes it is...
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:04 AM
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I have an opened bag of seed that I used last fall. Is the remaining seed still good this year. I had it in my garage all winter.

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Good with about a 2% degradation factor and its no loger certified
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:53 PM
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Kept dry it should be fine.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:28 PM
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A friend of mine wants to use seed that they had for 2 years... how good is that I told him not to bother. they are using it to plant a pasture.
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Old 03-26-2006, 12:57 AM
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germination actually goes down 10% every year it isn't used. check the test date on the bag if its within a year its still good. lets say it is and germination was 90% now the germination would be 80%.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:56 AM
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Just a note that made me think. In the early 70's my dad bought a antique grass seed harvestor that was made to be pulled by a horse. We had about 2 acres of grass that was unique (South Dakota Blue Grass), and he wanted to pick it and see if it would work. We harvested about 3 years worth and quit. It grew just fine but was lots of work. Was an interesting experiment. Anyway the reason I pring this up is that we were cleaning out a shed last year and found a barrell of it from no newer than 1978. We planted it and it grew just fine.....i would call it about 50% germination. Threw it on thick thinking it would be sparse germination....grew in thick!! I think that you will be just fine with that bag.
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