The temperatures are warming. The grass is turning green. It’s time to think about moving those cattle back out to pasture. But will the pasture be ready?

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beef Extension Specialist Joe Sellers says there’s still time to make improvements.

"It may be a little too late for frost seedings," he says, "but you can still plant legumes into early April."

Adding legumes to a pasture mix is a desirable and popular way to reduce the negative impact of fescue. "Fescue is one of the biggest issues around here," says Sellers. "A productive pasture should have plant...