Forage Timely Tips: August

  • Remove livestock and apply nitrogen to fescue pasture to be stockpiled.
  • Take soil samples to determine perennial pasture fertility needs.
  • Fertilize alfalfa and other hay/pasture fields as needed.
  • Plant perennial grasses at optimal rate, date and depth.
  • Harvest corn silage.
  • Secure desired varieties for late summer seedings.
  • Plant alfalfa by mid-August to allow sufficient size going into winter and reduce potential for sclerotinia damage.