One of the most important factors affecting successful forage establishment begins with purchasing high-quality forage seed.

There are many different qualities of forage seed available on the market, so it is important to buy good-quality forage seed to make forage-based farming successful from the beginning, recommend forage experts at Michigan State University.

That’s because using cheap seed is not a bargain and will end up costing more due to reseeding resulting from low germination rate and high foreign materials in the seed. Sometimes cheap seed also brings in some undesirable weed seeds to the new seedbed. Therefore, it is important to buy high-quality forage seed from the beginning to save time, money and energy.

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