Proper pasture management

Asked January 4, 2019, 1:02 AM EST

What is the recommended pasture management program for the Hood River valley?

Hood River County Oregon pastures and forages

1 Response

Hi,

Thanks for your question on ask an expert. That is a challenging question to answer because there are many factors that can affect pasture management. Have you had a soil test done recently to see which macro- and micro-nutrients your soil is deficient in? A soil test is a good start. What is the purpose of your pasture? Will you keep livestock on the pasture? If so, you will want to understand animal nutrition so you plant the correct plants. Also, weed management can be an ongoing challenge if your pasture is not managed correctly from overgrazing or poor nutrient management. There is a great resource that comes out of Penn State Extension that you may want to check out. You can find the link below.

https://extension.psu.edu/courses/livestock-grazing

Thanks,