In this video from Dave Scott’s series, Dave uses side by side pastures grazed short and long to demonstrate that if you leave grass behind, you’re not wasting it. You’re just setting that pasture up for quicker, better regrowth. Keeping cover on the soil is also good for the soil microbes that help you create fertile soil for growing better forage. This grazing management has meant that he’s increased his grazing days, and he’s reduced the need for adding nitrogen fertilizers.
Check it out and see why full recovery for your pastures is a great idea and makes things better all the way around.
Thanks to ATTRA’s National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte, Montana for making these videos available!