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Planning for the 2021 growing & grazing season

How can you make well-informed decisions for summer grazing? We all know that 2020 was a drought year in Colorado. Soils are dry and will need to be refilled. When do we need the moisture for summer grass? How can we plan for the 2021 grazing season?

Cooperative Extension research across the High Plains found that cumulative precipitation up to 30 days before peak grass growth has the most impact. For Eastern Colorado, peak grass growth is in June and July. That means the moisture received to mid-June sets the stage for summer grass growth. This is also true for SW Nebraska and Western Kansas...


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