University of Wyoming Extension News

Extension bulletin guides successful forage establishment

Producer Monte Lerwick at the Forage Field Day earlier this summer.

Producer Monte Lerwick at the forage field day earlier this summer.

Successfully establishing forage involves understanding its needs and using proven seeding methods, according to a new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension.

“Thin and poorly established forage stands encourage weeds to invade,” said bulletin author Anowar Islam, extension foragespecialist and assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  “Considering all these negative consequences, along with the risks and costs associated with poor forage stand establishment, increasing chances for success is essential.”

“Successful Forage Establishment,” B-1248, is available for free download by going to and clicking on Publications on the left-hand side of the page. Type the bulletin title or number in the search field.