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Pasture Management Workshop Series: Sacrifice Lots, Reseeding & Overseeding
April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join UMass Extension educator Dr. Masoud Hashemi at Red Apple Farm in Phillipston for the second of a two-session series on pasture management.
Well-managed pastures contribute significantly to the sustainability of animal operations and the environment’s quality. However, pasture management begins with the assessment of soil fertility. Testing soil is crucial to greener pastures and is considered the first step in pasture management. A meaningful soil test provides important baseline information and also guidelines for efficient use of lime, fertilizer, manure, and compost.
This second of the two-session series will touch on “sacrifice” lots, reseeding and overseeding. Sacrifice area is a major component in pasture management. Participants will learn about the appropriate size and several options of footing materials for sacrifice lots. In the reseeding part, participants will learn about the time, species selection, and early management for successful pasture establishment.
This event will include a 20–30-minute outdoor activity, so please dress appropriately for the weather. These workshops are free and open to the public. The ideal audience is landowners who own pastureland and/or hay fields. Advanced registration is required, as space is limited. Register HERE.