Featured Publication: Renovating Hay and Pasture Fields (AGR-26)

Renovate means to renew and improve. This publication discusses managing a pasture or hay field that has become less productive and renovating or “renewing” it so that it will become more productive. In Kentucky, this usually means adding lime and fertilizer, controlling weeds, and planting an adapted legume such as red clover and/or ladino white clover. The primary benefits of renovation come as a result of getting legumes established in grass-dominated fields. Adding legumes to hay and pasture fields brings at least four benefits: Higher yields, improved quality, nitrogen fixation and more summer growth. See UK Forage Website under publications or download here.