Rest is Not a 4-Letter Word – Timing for Pasture Recovery

Rest is Not a 4-Letter Word – Timing for Pasture Recovery

Dave Pratt

On Pasture

The biggest mistake people make in grazing management is providing too short a recovery period for plants after grazing. Of course too much rest isn’t good either. In drier environments excluding animals from a pasture long after it has recovered will lead to reduced productivity, dead grass and bare soil. In wetter environments it can lead to brush encroachment.

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