Reseeding a pasture | Living the Country Life

Reseeding a pasture

Manage your pastures correctly and keep them lush for your animals

Radio interview source: Ellen Phillips, crop systems educator, University of Illinois Extension













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Watching your animals graze in your lush, green pastures is a pleasure for any landowner. But if you don't take proper care of that pasture, it can become overgrazed, causing the grass and desirable vegetation to die and letting the weeds take over. Reseeding can help, and in today's show you'll learn when to reseed, and the number one mistake producers make after the new plants take hold.

Learn more about managing your pastures:

Let them eat grass: This useful article contains several pasture management tips, including specific recommendations about which seeds to plant, and when.

Grazing green: An Iowa cattle producer shares his eight best tips for maintaining a healthy pasture while conserving soil and water.

Pasture management: Watch this video clip from the Living the Country Life television show to learn how many animals your pasture can support, and for more grazing tips.

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