Pasture is an essential component of feed for dairy cattle on organic farms. Productivity of pastures is essential to ensure the cattle have a plentiful source of high quality feed during the entire grazing season. Optimal management of pastures should include animal, plant, and soil factors. This project aims to identify weak links in the pasture system and evaluate the impact of adopting new strategies to overcome barriers to productivity. In this case, soil fertility and species diversity were identified as the weak links to productivity.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Gupta, Abha; Calderwood, Lily; Cummings, Erica; Post, Julian; and Ziegler, Sara, "Pasture Productivity Trial" (2015). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 136.