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In last week’s column we looked at some reasons to renovate pastures (seed legume such as clover into existing grass stand). Let’s look at some more reasons for this practice.
Renovating pastures reduces nitrogen fertilizer expenses that typically account for 20 to 40 percent of the cost of producing forages from grasses. Typically, depending on the cost of nitrogen fertilizer, legumes can put from $18 to $100 or more worth of nitrogen into the soil. This more than offsets the cost of renovation.
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