Inadequate rainfall in the past few weeks has left new growth of pasture limited. Warm season grasses are harder to come by in pastures in North Dakota. NDSU Extension Rangeland Management Specialist Kevin Sedivec says the lack of warm season grass means there won’t be quality pasture growth until it cools down. “We’ve really shifted in the last 20 years to cool-season dominant pastures. We don’t have late season grasses anymore because of the shift of invasive species to where we’re cool-season grasses. We really on a second flush of cool-season grasses, which typically occurs in September.”
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