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Reset Your Pastures
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:24 AM CDT

In many parts of the country, cow/calf producers like Alan Adams know it's time to hit the reset button on pastures. The Illinois producer says since his pastures were depleted following the 2012 drought, he has been rethinking how he will manage them going forward.

Adams says they've lost some alfalfa, and his goal now is to get pastures into a more productive state. Soil tests showed he needed lime to raise pH levels for those legumes he wants back. Once fertility levels are in place, he will maintain them with manure ...

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