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Topics : Soil Fertility for Forage Crops : Pre-Establishment

 

Pre-Establishment

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Summary

In the pre-establishment phase the soil conditions must be adjusted to provide optimum soil fertility when the crop is established. Liming during the last year in corn and applying fertilizer and/or manure during the years preceding the forage seeding are important activities to build soil levels into the optimum to high range. A regular soil testing program plays a critical role in this process.