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Establishing A Forage Fertility Program

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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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