Going Green

Friday, October 5, 2007

Fall Forage Tips from Purdue

Fall forage tips from Purdue University:

Agronomist: Stunted pastures need growth spurt before grazing

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Many Indiana pastures could use a "Keep off the grass" sign.
Pastures that were battered by an April freeze, a hot, dry summer and potato leafhopper feeding might not be ready for livestock, said Keith Johnson, a Purdue University Extension forage specialist.

"In those areas where rain has fallen after it has been extremely dry, I would suggest producers...(complete article here).

Many factors influence the value of forage in late summer and early fall. These include drought, summer grazing pressure, insects, and freeze. This article addresses many of those issues and how to make the most of your forage.

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