I am a US citizen living in Eastern Ontario Canada. We have 125 acres with approximately 56 acres being used for hay production. We got 307 1000 lbs baled of hay off it this year. I have 3 fields that total approximatel 25 acres where the hay production is down with very little alpha or clover growing in the fields. I was told to just leave it that way for the winter then disc and harrow it in the spring and plant a crop there. I am just a rookie at this but enjoy do it as I am retired. I was told that I cannot plant a Hay field in that ground as the rotting sod will kill an seedling I have coming up. No one has ever told me that before but it this true? Can anyone give me advise on what to plant in this field?. I need any help I can get!