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Does it Pay to Fertilize Pastures? Part 1 of 2

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Yes, some folks say they’ve been able to give up fertilizing thanks to excellent grazing management. For those of us who are still working on getting there, here’s what research has shown about the economics of an added boost.

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Thanks for this article go to Bruce Anderson and Jerry Volesky of Nebraska Extension, University of
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Bruce is a professor of agronomy and extension forage specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He works with grazing systems and does research on annual forages, utilization of warm-season grasses, forage quality in hay and pasture systems and using legumes to improve pastures.


  1. Toby Holsted says:

    Here, that additional ton would also cost $ 33 in baling. 1200 lb bale at $20, plus whatever it costs to get it to your hay yard. $4 bale for me.

  2. Curt Gesch says:

    Kathy, I like print and don’t usually listen to podcasts. cg

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