Pasture planting

Asked February 25, 2020, 2:43 PM EST

Hello there, We are about 1500 feetelevation, just east of Sandy. We are converting a tree nursery into a field. We will have mostly cattle but also horses on it. It will total about 15 acres. We have had the soil tested and it needs about 1 to 2 tons of lime per acre which we are having put down soon. I am reaching out to see if you have a grass seed recommendation balancing price and quality. Also do you have any company recommendations to purchase. Willing to travel.

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

Here are some resources from OSU on pastures and forages:
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/crop-production/pastures-forages
This is a very detailed publication on pasture and grazing management in the PNW.
https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/pnw614

The NRCS has a Specification Guide Sheet for Pasture and Hay Planting. Page 4. has seeding rate charts:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs144p2_016364.pdf

The NRCS also has a Cover Crop Resources and Seed Vendors for Oregon and Washington: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/wapmctn12349.pdf

Please follow up with further questions. Thanks