Grazing and Pasture Management during and after Drought
Thus far the winter has been warmer and drier than many were hoping for in Nebraska. The months that are historically the wettest are still ahead of us and hopefully will bring significant moisture. While the start of the growing season is still a couple of months away, farmers and ranchers should begin to plan now for the upcoming grazing season.
A related article on pasture management and forages can be found on the UNL Drought Resources website. In addition, the Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch website has excellent information that producers can utilize in designing and developing a drought plan. Producers who develop and implement drought management plans for the upcoming grazing season will be in the best position to mitigate drought effects on their pastureland.
Aaron Berger, UNL Extension Educator
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
University of Nebraska–Lincoln