Key factors that impact success

Friday, May 05, 2017

The days of broadcasting forage seed on a field and hoping for nature to cooperate are over.  Growers should plan ahead to ensure successful forage stand establishment and ensure their desired results.

“The land growers dedicate to forages is worth the same as land dedicated to an annual crop base,” says Perry Ross, product line representative for forages with Nutrien Ag Solutions. “Expectations for forage and pasture land need to be set higher than in the past. Planning and preparation are equally important as with annual crops.”

Ross says in order to have a reasonably good stand in the first year there are a few key things that must be done to ensure a high quality, high yielding, forage stand.