This time of year I get a lot of questions about winter annual forage seeding rates. Selection of winter annual forages should be based on amount of forage needed, when the grazing is needed and seed costs. If you need earlier grazing then select a forage such as cereal rye. If grazing is needed later in spring then ryegrass is a great option. Clovers would be a great option for nitrogen fixation to help off set fertilizer costs. Keep in mind, clovers will limit your weed control options in these forage systems. Below is a table of seeding rates of winter annual forages and clovers.