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Forages

Forages include a wide range of annuals, biennials and perennials that are used to reduce soil erosion, increase soil structure and organic matter and enhance agricultural profitability. Used separately or in combinations, these are the backbone of any pasture. 

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Alfalfa, Baralfa 32IQ

Extremely winter hardy. Slow to break dormancy in spring

Buckwheat

Large, broad leaves with branched stems. White flowers attract bees. Excellent for building soil.

Chicory

Highly digestible with 30% crude protein. Drought tolerant. Bred to tolerate wetter soils.

Cover Crop Wheat

Quick germinating, cold tolerant and has an extensive fibrous root system. Easier to manage in the spring than a lot of other cover crops.

Crown Vetch

Very low maintenance once established. Excellent for erosion control.

Field Corn

Enjoyed by deer and birds. For best results, harvest at 15% to 18% moisture.

Field Peas

Helps improve soils. When planted with grain, this quickly becomes a favorite with deer.

Field Peas, Austrian Winter

Excellent for fixing nitrogen. Very palatable with good winter hardiness.

Forage Radish, Groundhog

Very palatable. Captures and recycles soil nutrients. Large root helps break up compacted soil.

Grain Rye

Grows rapidly from seed and in temperatures as low as 40 degrees.