Indicators of a Healthy Pasture


Courtesy of Michael Heath

Above: Purple prairie clover and scarlet globemallow are two plants that indicate good pasture health.

A healthy pasture is a good thing whether you have five acres or five thousand acres. Farmers and ranchers have a great understanding of the soil and what it takes to keep their pastures healthy but for the rest of us, most haven't had the training or experience necessary to know what it takes to keep our pastures healthy.

I've had a running conversation on social media for the last few days concerning dalmatian toadflax. It seems as though it has grown with a vengeance this year. I thought I had a good kill in one section of my pasture last year but apparently not. It was late coming up b...

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