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July

Grazing – Warm season grasses actively growing, cool season grasses dormant.  Grazing management plan in action.

Reseeding – Plant warm season cover crop (millet, sudangrass, sorghum or milo).  Mow or graze cover crop to prevent seeding.

Fertilization – spreading manure

Mowing/Cutting – Mowing for weed control

Weeds – Summer annual, biennials and perennial weeds actively growing.  Mechanical control of weeds (mowing, light tillage). Chemical control of annual, biennial, and perennial weeds (hoary cress, knapweed, thistle, leafy spurge).

Compost – turn and water weekly, harvest if ready

Irrigation – depending on water rights, availability and soil moisture levels continue irrigation.

Equipment – maintain and clean equipment

Fencing – repair or install as needed

 

August

Grazing – Warm season grasses actively growing, cool season grasses dormant.  Grazing management plan in action.

Reseeding – Plant warm season cover crop (millet, sudangrass, sorghum or milo).  Mow or graze cover crop to prevent seeding.  Contact contractors for dormant seeding (November through April)

Fertilization – spreading manure

Mowing/Cutting – Mowing for weed control

Weeds – Summer annual, biennials and perennial weeds actively growing, beginning to produce seed.  Mechanical control of weeds (mowing, light tillage). Chemical control of annual, biennial, and perennial weeds (hoary cress, knapweed, thistle, leafy spurge).

Compost – turn and water weekly, harvest if ready

Irrigation – depending on water rights, availability and soil moisture levels continue irrigation.

Equipment – maintain and clean equipment

Fencing – repair or install as needed

September

 Grazing – Warm season grasses beginning to go dormant, cool season grasses beginning fall growth.  Grazing management plan in action, remove animals to allow for winter survival preparation.

Reseeding – Mow or graze cover crop to prevent seeding.  Contact contractors for dormant seeding (November through April)

Fertilization – spreading manure

Mowing/Cutting – Mowing for weed control, second cutting for hay.

Weeds – Summer annual, biennials and perennial weeds producing seed.  Mechanical control of weeds (mowing, light tillage). Chemical control of annual, biennial, and perennial weeds (hoary cress, knapweed, thistle, leafy spurge).

Compost – turn and water weekly, harvest if ready

Irrigation – depending on water rights, availability and soil moisture levels continue irrigation.

Equipment – maintain and clean equipment

Fencing – repair or install as needed

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