Winter pastures good bet despite high seed costs

Sep 12, 2008
Along with driving up the costs of inputs such as nitrogen fertilizer, high fuel prices are raising the cost of seed for ryegrass and other small grains, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. Ryegrass seed, which is used in winter pastures, will probably be about $60 per cwt. this year, said Dr. Lloyd Nelson, AgriLife Research small grains breeder. "That’s up about $10 a cwt. compared to last year," he said. "I’m talking about premium varieties." ...

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