Seeding into forage land

April 27, 2016 - Issue 6

Transitioning land from perennial forages to annual crops is best done with herbicide applications the fall before. Brome and fescue can be hard to kill, and growers will be fighting these plants all season if they weren’t first sprayed last fall.

Tillage may do a better job of removing these weeds, but numerous passes may be necessary once tillage is initiated. Fall and pre-seed herbicide with direct seeding is often more effective.

Tillage to prep forage and pasture land for spring seeding creates an almost unmanageable seedbed.

Tillage to prep forage and pasture land for spring seeding creates an almost unmanageable seedbed.

Further reading:

Canola not the best for fresh broken pasture

Direct seeding into sod — tips

Canola Watch