Start Date

21-1-2012 12:00 AM

Description

Successful establishment of new pastures or hayfields begins with thoughtful selection of the forage species to be planted. Select sites that are likely to be productive, have access to livestock water, and can be fenced adequately. Sow crops the year prior to forage seeding that will permit control of problem weeds, but avoid use of herbicides that could result in carryover damage to new forage seedlings. Complete any major soil modifications well in advance of seeding.

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Jan 21st, 12:00 AM

Successful Forage Seeding Methods

Successful establishment of new pastures or hayfields begins with thoughtful selection of the forage species to be planted. Select sites that are likely to be productive, have access to livestock water, and can be fenced adequately. Sow crops the year prior to forage seeding that will permit control of problem weeds, but avoid use of herbicides that could result in carryover damage to new forage seedlings. Complete any major soil modifications well in advance of seeding.