Are you planning to plant cover crops this year? Cover crops provide many benefits including increased soil quality, reduced erosion and compaction, weed suppression, and water infiltration. The resources below provide information on why to plant cover crops, what cover crops to choose, and when to plant them.
Fall is a good time for invasive species control. Blue Ridge PRISM has great resources on identifying, understanding, and controlling invasive species in Virginia. Check out the resources below to learn more.
Late August through September is a good month to seed pastures with cool season grasses to get good growth before winter. It's recommended to wait 2 seasons before grazing newly seeded pastures to allow for root systems to develop.