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.

 Get more details for each area.

Source: Michigan State University