Pastureland Grasses

Asked August 15, 2018, 12:25 PM EDT

Greetings. I'd like some guidance regarding the best pastureland grasses recommended for the south Peyton ranchland area.

And I would appreciate guidance regarding the nutritional needs of those grasses. I will be picking up soil testing kits and return them to the Co. Ext Office shortly.

Thanks, Ed Eisele

El Paso County Colorado pastures and forages

2 Responses

Hi Ed,
Based on the soil texture, which you can determine by a soil test, you can decide the best types of grass species suited for your site. Take a look at the Colorado Forage Guide Appendix A for a list of grass mixes based on soil texture - http://sam.extension.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/07/forage-guide.pdf
This guide also discussed various common forage species, grazing management ideas, and grassland management.

For more information including webinars, articles, and fact sheets on reseeding in Colorado, please take a look at the CO Small Acreage website, pasture and range topic page - http://sam.extension.colostate.edu/topics/pasture-range/ (click on the reseeding tab).

Thanks, Jennifer, for the excellent resources and the quick response. I picked up the soil test sample containers today. Once I have the results back, I may appreciate some more guidance.

Ed