jacque g wrote:
Why not ask the sellers to leave the field ready to fallow? Presumably, they will be harvesting the corn with horse-drawn equipment. Also, they would be the best experts to start with on asking about good forage species for the area. You'll want a grass/legume mix of some kind.
H Ludi Tyler wrote:
I don't see why you'd need to till it. If you're just using hand tools, a scythe should work on the corn stalks. Just cut them down and leave them as mulch.
I posted a couple links above of information about native grasses for NY.