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Take steps to restore pasture after hot, dry summer

Take steps to restore pasture after hot, dry summer

Drought conditions that damaged corn and soybean fields across parts of Iowa this summer also hurt pasture ground. But farmers can take steps this fall and winter to help revive pastures for spring.

Joe Sellers, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension, said producers must keep their livestock off drought-impacted ground this fall.

“Lock them up in parts of the pasture. If you need to feed them, identify a sacrifice area to feed them in, and let the other parts of the pasture recover. Even with the rain...




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