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Forage Crop Establishment

In West Virginia, the majority of our pastures and hay fields are permanent grasslands that have been in place for many year. However, at times we need to establish a new seeding of grasses and legumes. This may be because the field was used to grow crops for a few years or after winter feeding on an area has damaged the old sod. Sometimes we may just need to add some more clover to a pasture for fixing nitrogen. The following fact sheets provide information on forage crop establishment.

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Ed Rayburn, Extension Specialists  WVU Extension Service, Agriculture and Natural Resources