Pasture Walk Focuses on Subdivision PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Friday, 22 July 2011 22:16

Pasture improvement and rotational grazing are key topics for many beef and dairy producers, but one of the big challenges becomes subdivision, fencing, and watering systems over rolling or rough terrain. These topics will be discussed at a pasture walk at the farm of Bret DeLarm on Wednesday, August 3, at 1:00 pm.

DeLarm has subdivided a pasture that was previously in CRP, and installed a pipeline watering system. Dr. Ken Holscher, ISU entomologist, will attend the pasture walk to discuss fly control in cattle operations. NRCS staff will also be on hand to discuss cost share programs to assist in pasture improvement. The DeLarm pasture is located just to the east of their home at 2835 Hwy 64, between Wyoming and Mommouth.

Pasture walks are informal educational programs designed to demonstrate one or two key areas of interest, as well as answer any questions you might have. Each has a slightly different focus and producers are invited to attend any that are of interest to improving their own pasture management.

All producers who are dependent on forage production are invited to attend. If you have questions, or need detailed directions to the farm location, contact Denise Schwab in the Benton County Extension office at 319-472-4739.

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