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1. Select desired seeds for your acres

Species, varieties, and mixtures to be seeded.

2. Use high quality seed

Rivard’s Turf & Forage has an impeccable reputation for servicing the Hay and Pasture industry with top notch seed. We will get you going in the right direction.

3. Prepare desirable seedbed

Clean & firm so that you do not sink more than 1/2″ with your boot. Good seed to soil contact is essential to maintain proper moisture for germination.

4. Proper timing of seeding

Choose ideal season & conditions. Depending on what you are planting, choose the proper time to allow your seed the best chance to thrive. Keep an eye on future weather forecasts.

5. Choose Planting Method

Drill, no-till, broadcast, frost seed, dormant. Use the planting method which works best for your operation and situation.

6. Manage new seeding

Fertilizer, weed control, grazing & mechanical pressure.
It is important to manage and maintain your new seeding so that plants will establish and take root so that animals will not pull them out in a too early in grazing situations. Follow soil test recommendations on fertilizer requirements and follow labels on using herbicides on weeds. Clipping weeds is also an option.

If you have questions or would like additional information regarding Hay and Pasture Mixes, please contact:
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Ross Rivard
Vice-President
Forage & Native Seed Specialist
Phone: 800-731-5765
Cell: 701-330-3699
ross@rivards.com
Grand Forks, ND