Forage Timely Tips: February

  • Continue grazing stockpiled tall fescue if available.
  • Assess grass stands. If thin, consider adding legumes.
  • Begin frost seeding with 6-8 lb/A red and 1-2 lb/A ladino white clover on closely grazed pastures.
  • On pastures with lower fertility, consider also adding 10-15 lb/A annual lespedeza.
  • Consider applying 40 lb/A nitrogen in mid- to late- February on some pastures to promote early growth.
  • Sign up for shared use drills for spring renovation.
  • Service and calibrate no-till drills.
  • Apply lime and fertilizer according to soil test if not done in fall.