Rotate, Diversify to Enrich Pastures

Rotate, Diversify to Enrich Pastures

Philip Gruber

Lancaster Farming

To build up healthy soil in their pastures, farmers should keep the cows moving and the forages changing, according to Sjoerd Duiker, a Penn State soil scientist. Rotational grazing and forage diversity are essential tools of pasture management, Duiker said as he led a pasture walk on Oct. 6 at the Eli Weaver farm in eastern Lancaster County.

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