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Converting Cropland to Perennial Grassland



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By Preston Sullivan and Lee Rinehart

Published: 2003

Updated: 2010

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12 pages


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Introduction

Converting cropland to perennial pasture is often a profitable move, especially if the cropland is marginal. This publication examines some economic considerations of converting cropland to grassland, methods of establishing pasture on croplands, and how to manage established pastures. Two farm profiles illustrate these processes. 10 pages.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Economic considerations
Precautions
Plant selection
Conventional establishment
Frost seeding
Low-input establishment methods
Management after establishment
Successful transitions
Summary
Further resources
References

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