I no-tilled a mix of alfalfa and orchard grass with a dab of clover and timothy back in 2004. Went right into soybean stubble. I actually followed the combine. This was the first week of September and I used a JD 750 drill. It was coming up good with timely rains and then winter came early. We got an ice storm that covered everything with an inch of ice, then the cold and snow came. I thought all was lost. As it turns out the ice and snow insulated the crop and the ground never froze underneath. Up until our drought last year I was still averaging 4 ton an acre. We are dry land and this is in heavy soil with minimal fertilizing.
Casey in SD