Pests such as insects, diseases, and weeds can lead to poor stands. Herbicides and insecticides may be used to control some of the pests. Selecting varieties with resistance to diseases and insects is the best assurance for control. For information concerning pest control chemicals, consult your county Extension office. Information on the types of materials recommended as well as rates and times of application is available. When using any pesticide, always read and follow all label directions and precautions. It is difficult to predict the probability of success in establishing forages when so much depends on weather.