verb (teds, tedding, tedded)[with object] (often as noun tedding)
Turn over and spread out (grass, hay, or straw) to dry or for bedding.
- The forage was tedded twice daily and baled 3 days later at 87.3% DM using a conventional baler.
- Do not ted hay that has dried to 50% moisture because that can increase dry matter losses and is not effective in increasing drying rate.
- Too much tedding can shatter leaves of alfalfa or clover, lowering the quality of the hay.
- Example sentences
- Eastern gamagrass for the hay treatment (cut at the same time from the same area) was spread lightly over the stubble with a hay tedder to speed drying.
- This ensures better results when using soil-engaging equipment, fertiliser spinners, yard scrapers, mowers, toppers, tedders etc.
- When using a rotary tedder for windrowing keep the swath gates close to the width of the baler pick-up and drive at a slow forward speed.
Middle English: from Old Norse tethja 'spread manure' (past tense tadda), related to tad 'dung'.
Words that rhyme with tedabed, ahead, bed, behead, Birkenhead, bled, bread, bred, coed, cred, crossbred, dead, dread, Ed, embed, Enzed, fed, fled, Fred, gainsaid, head, infrared, ked, lead, led, Med, misled, misread, Ned, outspread, premed, pure-bred, read, red, redd, said, samoyed, shed, shred, sked, sled, sped, Spithead, spread, stead, thread, tread, underbred, underfed, wed
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