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No-till seeding is a practical, cost-effective and environmentally sound way to establish forage crops. Certain basic guidelines will ensure successful no-till establishment, including: proper soil testing and amendment; killing existing vegetation to minimize competition with newly-planted seedlings; timely seeding management; using high quality seed; and controlling seeding depth. No-till can be used for complete replacement as well as to thicken existing stands. Several herbicides can be used for sod and weed control.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
May 6, 2019