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Mar 28

Forage Tips for Spring

 

After the unusual season we had last year with lack of moisture forage supplies were tight heading into fall.  Some fields were cut later than usual and forage supplies heading into spring are still tight.  It will be more important than ever to manage forages as best as possible.

Joel Bagg, Forage Development Specialist for Quality Seeds has written a few articles that might be of interest to you.

Check Alfalfa Stands This Spring and Make a Plan – What should you be looking for in your forage crops and what are the guidelines for replacing your stand?

Frost Heaving of Alfalfa – How to tell whether your alfalfa is only slightly heaved or severely.

Forage Options Following Alfalfa Winterkill – How to evaluate your stand and what your options are for repairing the stand.

Improved Dairy Alfalfa-Grass Mixtures – What are the advantages of including grass in your forage mix and what options are available to you.

Successful Forage Establishment – Joel offers tips on everything from seedbed preparation to inoculation.