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Planting cover crop seeds

#1

In many parts of the world seeds are sown with the help of a ‘jabber’.
There are many many designs!!

Does anyone here have experience of using/making a simple one from tubing?

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#2

Here is one I found. Please let us know if you make this or another and what your experience is.

You may also get some ideas from a picture of this commercial unit developed by a US farmer -
http://www.standnplant.com/seeder.htm

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#3

Thanks for that but we need something more robust.
It has to penetrate though the cover crop into the soil below

Graham K

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#4

I have tried this manual no-till seeder, the design is very interesting. May be you could make something similar, but the price is very reasonable.
http://www.fao.org/tempref/AG/agp/ca/CA_CoP_Nov11/Li_Seeder2%20.pdf
There is also this one that I do not tried, but seems promising:

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