Second day mowing pasture

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Re: Second day mowing pasture

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:12 pm

Don't you have any neighbors that need that as HAY?
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Re: Second day mowing pasture

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:42 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Don't you have any neighbors that need that as HAY?


Perhaps, but I would rather have the cuttings going back on the ground to build the soil.

That is steeper than it looks.
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Re: Second day mowing pasture

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:45 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Don't you have any neighbors that need that as HAY?


Perhaps, but I would rather have the cuttings going back on the ground to build the soil.

That is steeper than it looks.


I can vouch for that.
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Re: Second day mowing pasture

Post by herofan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:53 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Don't you have any neighbors that need that as HAY?


Perhaps, but I would rather have the cuttings going back on the ground to build the soil.

That is steeper than it looks.


I know that some people don’t mow pasture. Do you mow for weed control and pink eye?

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Re: Second day mowing pasture

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:49 pm

herofan wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Don't you have any neighbors that need that as HAY?


Perhaps, but I would rather have the cuttings going back on the ground to build the soil.

That is steeper than it looks.


I know that some people don’t mow pasture. Do you mow for weed control and pink eye?


Yes. But my primary goal is to keep the desirable grasses and clovers flourishing. It seems to me that the reason I have productive pastures, is because I have mowed.
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Re: Second day mowing pasture

Post by herofan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:04 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
herofan wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Perhaps, but I would rather have the cuttings going back on the ground to build the soil.

That is steeper than it looks.


I know that some people don’t mow pasture. Do you mow for weed control and pink eye?


That makes sense to me. How many times per year do you mow and when? I know one guy who mows in early June and then again in early July. He claims this really keeps the grass flourishing and weeds at a minimum.
Yes. But my primary goal is to keep the desirable grasses and clovers flourishing. It seems to me that the reason I have productive pastures, is because I have mowed.

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Re: Second day mowing pasture

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:16 pm

herofan wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
herofan wrote:
I know that some people don’t mow pasture. Do you mow for weed control and pink eye?


That makes sense to me. How many times per year do you mow and when? I know one guy who mows in early June and then again in early July. He claims this really keeps the grass flourishing and weeds at a minimum.
Yes. But my primary goal is to keep the desirable grasses and clovers flourishing. It seems to me that the reason I have productive pastures, is because I have mowed.


I do the same. Early June, Late July and late fall.
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