New Pasture

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New Pasture

Postby JeffK-MN » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:26 am

We just got 15 acres of pasture. It has a lot of young trees and brush that we are working on.
It has some open spots and trails that need to be planted with better grasses.
What are some grasses that we should plant?
After we clean up the trees and brush(it might take some time) we want to make it in to hay field.
Thanks for your help Jeff
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Re: New Pasture

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:10 am

I live in a different country so can't help but it would help people to advise you if they knew where you were.

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Re: New Pasture

Postby ClinchValley » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:39 am

I have been paying attention to what grows on the side of the road around me.
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Re: New Pasture

Postby BlondeD » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:20 pm

I'm a fan of the newer orchard grasses myself.....but it takes good grazing management. Likes semi shady spots it seems on my place.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:37 pm

Where are you located?
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Re: New Pasture

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Where are you located?


That MN in his user name is very likely to mean he lives in Minnesota.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:42 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Where are you located?


That MN in his user name is very likely to mean he lives in Minnesota.

Ooops. Not all of us are smart enough to look at their name!!!!
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Re: New Pasture

Postby aprille218 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:41 pm

Combos of Timothy, Aliske clover, orchard grass, Alfalfa, Birdsfoot Treefoil, are what we have planted for hay fields in northern Mn. We usually do a cover crop of oats the first year too.
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Re: New Pasture

Postby JeffK-MN » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:08 pm

Thanks for the info
Yes I live in Minnesota. east central part of the state.
What is the newer orchard grasses? I have planted Timothy Birdsfoot trefoil and orchard grass. But my soil test shows that I have a very high ph. So I have to put a lot of lime to make anything to grow.
Thanks againJeff
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Re: New Pasture

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:49 pm

If you have a high PH you don't need any lime.
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Re: New Pasture

Postby ClinchValley » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:12 am

Does sulfur lower soil ph

Feel like I've read that somewhere.
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Re: New Pasture

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:22 am

ClinchValley wrote:Does sulfur lower soil ph

Feel like I've read that somewhere.


S forms acids in some compounds and thus the acids may bring down pH. So in general - yes.
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Re: New Pasture

Postby Franke » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:30 pm

Timothy and orchard are what we have in SE MN and we use graze on so no clover but plenty of red and white around in other pastures.
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Re: New Pasture

Postby JeffK-MN » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:12 pm

Sorry I had put that my ph was high but I ment that it is low....it is 4.01 to 4.58
Thanks and sorry Jeff
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Re: New Pasture

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:28 pm

JeffK-MN wrote:What are some grasses that we should plant?
After we clean up the trees and brush(it might take some time) we want to make it in to hay field.


Don't plant grass:

1) Plant fence posts for cross fencing
2) Spread lime
3) Bale graze
4) Spread clover seed
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