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Offline odoyle69

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FERTILIZING PASTURE
« on: April 30, 2018, 02:33:16 AM »
ANYBODY DOING IT ? IS IT WORTH IT?? WHAT THE BEST TO PUT DOWN?
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Re: FERTILIZING PASTURE
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 09:44:43 AM »
ANYBODY DOING IT ? IS IT WORTH IT?? WHAT THE BEST TO PUT DOWN?

Absolutely do it ! Also drag your pastures to bust up manure piles. As far as what, run a soil sample and find out what it needs.
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Re: FERTILIZING PASTURE
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 04:32:25 PM »
Here is a pretty simple pasture drag. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj7u7uzBS4E

I know Rocking J in NE has a really big one that they built out of tires.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 06:08:38 PM »
I think it depends on where you live, what type of grass you have and how much rainfall you get.  I would not do it here on native pasture but I would on tame grass.

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 11:53:17 PM »
A reason not to do it on native pasture is because of symbiotic process already in place.

Nitrogen fert may kill the natural biome/ diversity.

With improved pastures, ask the seed supplier for recommendations

Locally, we have two types of seed mix. Straight dry land and irrigated even if only s little.

Each have their recommendation for fee as growing season is different.

I used the irrigated. It has a clover birdsfoot tree foil mix with some persistent perennial grasses.

It can tolerate some fert. But after legumes get going, hopefully none or at least low N for legumes. Local seed person should have good idea for your area.
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Re: FERTILIZING PASTURE
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2018, 03:23:15 PM »
We did soil samples and then fertilized 2 of our fields as an experiment and we have no regrets. They look amazing just what they needed.  We did a bunch of homework before we did anything and talked with other locals? Good luck

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Re: FERTILIZING PASTURE
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2018, 02:17:13 AM »
In the Midwest 100 lbs of ams and 50 lbs of urea is a good mix. The sulfur in the ams really greens the grass up!

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2018, 02:22:58 AM »
How long should the cows be kept off the pasture after fertilization?

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2018, 02:59:34 AM »
Do it before a rain and leave them off a day or two.

 

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