Pasture Walk

Pulaski County, Kentucky


A look at grazing small grains, legume/small grain mixes, and corn.


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March 24, 2003

April 1, 2003

April 15, 2003

May 4 and 8, 2003

June 6, 2003

August 11, 2003

November, 2003



1. Rye seeded into five-year established alfalfa. Rye growth is better in areas of manure piles. No N was applied to the field this fall.



2. Tobacco patch seeded in mid-October to alfalfa, orchardgrass and wheat.


3. Oats were seeded August 14, 2003. Sorghum sudangrass seed was in another box on drill when oats were seeded (bad mistake). No N applied to oats.


4. Oats were seeded into soybean stubble. The producer thought there would be enough residual N to stimulate the oats. That wasn't the case this fall.



5. Alfalfa with wheat seeded in mid-October.


6. View from alfalfa/wheat field across the corn field. This corn field will be grazed this fall by stocker calves.
About the Pasture Walk

This Pasture Walk was organized by Keenan Turner, Pulaski County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent. The Pasture Walk involves visiting a farm and meeting with a farmer who is trying to maximize grazing and reduce the need for baling hay. Some of these practices are unconventional and some have not worked. This page is not a comprehensive overview of the trials and errors. It is merely an introduction into the topic. If you have questions regarding the Pasture Walk, please call or write Keenan Turner.

Contact Keenan Turner


Keenan Turner

County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Pulaski County Office
(28 Parkway Dr.)
P.O. Box 720
Somerset, KY 42502-0720
Phone: (606) 679-6361  

Fax: (606) 679-6271

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