Fall Grazing Management

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County and Buckeye Hills EERA

September and October are important months in the lifecycle of perennial cool season pasture plants because this is when those plants store carbohydrate reserves. Carbohydrate reserves are needed to allow the plant to survive the winter. Although the top growth of the plant will die, the crown and root system of the plant remain alive, continue to respire, and require “food” in the form of carbohydrates. There must be enough carbohydrates stored up to allow the plant to last Continue reading