Rotating forages with annual grain crops can increase grain yields, reduce weeds, improve soil quality, and reduce system energy requirements. Soil fertility is important for forage production, stand health/longevity, and forage quality.
This bulletin focuses on phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and micronutrients for established perennial forage stands. Nutrient management for stand establishment and annual forage crops is slightly different than for established stands and is discussed briefly. Nitrogen management is presented in EB0216.