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Establishing A Forage Fertility Program

Publication Number: P2496
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Soil fertility is important to perennial forages because it affects the quality of the forage that the animal eats. Many forage producers in Mississippi do not consistently pay attention to soil fertility. Managing soil fertility for forage production depends on three phases of planning: (1) pre-establishment, (2) establishment, and (3) maintenance (Figure 1). A soil test is the foundation of a good forage fertility program.

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Portrait of Dr. Rocky Lemus
Extension/Research Professor
Forage Establishment, Grazing Systems and Management, Hay Production, Forage Fertility, Forage Quali

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