Q&A:   Is it possible to put too much nitrogen on a pasture and then have cattle grazing it?

Q&A:   Is it possible to put too much nitrogen on a pasture and then have cattle grazing it?

Dr. Jerry Volesky, Associate Professor of Agronomy, West Central Research & Extension Center – North Platte, North Platte, NE

A:   With irrigated grasses, nitrogen fertilizer moves relatively quickly into the soil and is used by the grass. Nitrate levels in the forage will increase in the short-term and then decline as the grass rapidly grows.

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