As we head deeper into fall it is a good time to look back at what worked and didn’t work in 2020. One thing to consider is our pastures. How can we get more out of our pastures in 2021?
Fall fertilization and weed control is a good place to start. Fertilization helps boost root development and tiller formation going into winter. This will allow your grass stands to thicken and increase root energy stores for winter and be ready to take off when spring rolls around.
Fall weed control also can be very beneficial. Perennial and biennial weeds such as thistles can be successfully controlled with fall herbicide applications. Buttercups are another weed that can be controlled in fall. Long before we see the sea of yellow in spring, buttercups are popping up and getting established in fall. Duracor provides great control of buttercups when applied late fall or early spring. Once you see the yellow flowers it is too late to spray successfully.
Finding ways to improve our grazing rotation is important too. We need to move cattle and leave plenty of stubble and allow our pastures to rest and recover as much as possible between rotations. This will allow our grasses to grow back quickly and help crowd out weeds.
For help with fall fertilizer applications and weed control, talk to your field sales representative or call your local store.
Now is a great time to think about pasture and hay weed control. Fall herbicide applications are very effective in controlling a wide range of tough perennial broadleaf weeds. Your fall forage production can get a real boost from the reduced weed pressure.
Don’t forget about fall fertilizer for your hay and pasture ground. This is a great time to boost that last cutting of hay or stockpile fescue for fall grazing. Remember you are also feeding those roots to get ready for winter.
Talk to one of our field representatives about how to get the most out of your forages this fall.
Now is the time to start booking rye, wheat, barley and triticale for your cover crop, forage and small grain needs.
August is a great time to fertilize your pastures to promote fall grazing and increase your late season forage.
Thinking about reseeding pastures or hayfields? Late summer is the best time for seeding cool season grasses. Talk to your CFC field representative or come into one of our stores for help selecting the right product for your operation. Let us help you have a successful season!