NEWS
Managing Drought-Stressed Pastures
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jan 29, 2013 03:17 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Using forage in the 2013 growing season will take extra management to ensure that the plants, and the animals eating those plants, are nourished properly after the severe drought that ravaged grassland regions last year, according to a University of Nebraska-Lincoln forage specialist.

Many regions' pastures and rangelands are seeing dry soils as well as disappointing forecasts for little moisture, UNL Extension forage specialist Bruce Anderson told attendees of a cow/calf college last week at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center, Neb. These dry field conditions have led to weak plants in pastures, he ...

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