Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

By Rayford Pullen

The dead of summer is a hard time to think about fall and winter pastures, but if you are going to be successful, plans need to be made when the sweat is still running down your face.

When, where and how can all be found on my website by clicking on the Marshall ryegrass tab where you will see the rates, dates and most importantly, the right way to plant. Starting off wrong will end in disappointment that cannot be overcome so here are a few do’s and don’ts if you are using ryegrass.

-Don’t plant your seed in grass more than four inches tall. Plants do not grow in the shade, so if you are overseeding a perennial grass such as Bermuda grass, you need to run a disc over the pasture immediately before or immediately after seeding.

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