Management-intensive grazing and soil health: The story continues | Progressive Forage

Progressive Forage provides an update on a Colorado State University study that measured changes in topsoil health of a piece of irrigated cropland converted to grazing pastures for nearly 5 years. The land management system applied is called Management-intensive Grazing (MiG), which involves dividing pastures into different grass and legume mixtures and rotating groups of cattle while continuously monitoring forage nutrition, cattle health, and soil health. As opposed to tilling land for crop production which can be detrimental to the land and atmosphere above it, this method produced promising results in physical, biological, chemical, and nutritional changes in the soil and forage relatively quickly – and brought attention to potential issues ranchers will continue to monitor and address.

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