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Integrating Warm Season Annuals into Cool Season Perennial Grazing Systems

May 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will focus on the use of warm season annuals (cover crops), their management and tips for revitalizing old monoculture cool season pasture to improve soil health.

Many cool season pastures are overgrazed during the summer months resulting in poor forage quality and degraded soil health. Farmers are looking for ways to utilize summer annuals to provide additional forage but have limited their choices to summer annuals that are also used for cover crops. This webinar will focus on selecting summer annuals with the highest forage quality for grazing. It will also cover grazing management to maximize weight gains while improving soil function, e.g. nutrient and water cycles and the benefits of “stockpiling” forage for use in summer or winter.