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.
Just the basics
- Combining forage species in seeding mixtures
- Pasture and hay seeding rates
- No-till seeding management
- How to manage frost seedings
Grow your knowledge
- Forage species adapted to the Northeast
- Forage varieties best adapted to West Virginia
- Seed mixtures for use in pasture and hay seeding in West Virginia
- How to manage walk-in seedings
Ed Rayburn, Extension Specialists WVU Extension Service, Agriculture and Natural Resources