Bill’s Forage Files: Hay, Pasture, & Silage Fertility for Grasses and Legumes

Bill’s Forage Files: Hay, Pasture, & Silage Fertility for Grasses and Legumes

As you sit around this winter in the warmth of your living room and if you are like me, you are already missing hay season.  AgLoop’s good buddy from Cornell Extension, Bill Verbetten has just the fix, an outstanding article on….

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 Hay, Pasture, & Silage Fertility for Grasses and Legumes

With the arrival of spring many farmers are applying or are getting ready to apply fertilizer to their hay fields, silage acres, and pastures. Nitrogen application will be on most peoples lists, but adding some phosphorous  potassium, sulfur, lime, and perhaps a little boron will probably be worth the investment on many acres. While this blog post will focus on general recommendations to responses to different fertilizers in forage fields, it’s very important to regularly soil test (and maybe tissue test) in order to have the best recommendations based on the nutrients already in the soil on individual fields… If this article interests you, please click here and go to Bill’s site.  He has pictures, graphs, and an extremely educational article on Hay, Pasture, & Silage Fertility for Grasses and Legumes for the Hay Professional.  Thanks Bill!

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J.R. Brown
Written by J.R. Brown

Retired USAF SNCO, Hay & Cattle Farmer, GIS User, Antique Farm Machinery Collector, Favorite old iron...anything Oliver, Moline, Farmall, or Allis-Chalmers.

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