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Forage Managment Calendar

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  • If not done in October, soil test fields that will be seeded to forages next year. Apply lime now to adjust soil pH.
  • If the forage is needed, a final harvest of alfalfa can be taken when growth has stopped and the temperature drops to 24 F or lower.
  • If needed, apply fall herbicides for control of winter-annual weeds in legume fields.
  • Continue grazing summer-seeded brassica forage.
  • Begin grazing stockpiled forages.
  • Overgraze pastures that are to be overseeded with legumes in February or March.
  • Consider pasturing corn stover as a feed cost reduction strategy.