Successful forage establishment or harvest is usually a result of thoughtful planning prior to the spring, reminds Phil Kaatz, Michigan State University extension forage educator.
Taking the time to put a plan together will pay dividends to the novice as well as the experienced forage producer, he notes.
A few points in each of these categories should be considered every year prior to spring:
- Forage goals.
- Soil fertility.
- Harvest management.
- Emergency considerations.
Source: Michigan State University