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Trampled Grass = Soil Fertility

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.

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Vothhttps://onpasture.com
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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