Steps to Establish and Maintain Legume-Grass Pastures
S.K. Barnhart, extension agronomist.
Take soil samples before preparing seedbed, clearing brush, or filling gullies. Lime and fertilizer according to needs shown by soil test. Apply lime and fertilizer before plowing or heavy discing. Soil pH and fertility deficiencies may be connected more rapidly with application of lime and fertilizers with fall tillage, although this may not be desirable on steeply sloping land.