Triggering Pasture and Forage Management Decisions Before a Drought
Pasture and native rangeland forage production fluctuates greatly through time due to precipitation, temperature, range health and soil nutrients. The amount and timing of spring and early summer precipitation is an important factor in determining annual plant production. Using critical or trigger dates can help producers adjust stocking rates if precipitation, and the resulting forage production, is expected to be below average. This Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar will walk through trigger dates and discuss how drought impacts forage production on native rangeland. It will also discuss what management options may be possible for producers at each date.