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Last Years Seed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Keegan, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 612

    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.

  2. jblawns123

    jblawns123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Yes it is...
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Good with about a 2% degradation factor and its no loger certified
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Kept dry it should be fine.
  5. IMoLwnz.com

    IMoLwnz.com LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    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.
  6. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    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%.
  7. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 476

    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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