The grazing season is right around the corner and there’s two factors that influence forage production, the amount of precipitation from April 1 to July 1 and tiller development from last fall. NDSU Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist Miranda Meehan says tiller growth varies across the state. “It really comes down to management. Last spring, pastures that were grazed heavy where those tillers were removed in the fall can have up to a 70 percent reduction in forage production.”
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