common problem. Spraying your
fi elds will keep down the weeds
and give the grass less competition.
Bush hogging your fi elds helps
knock down fox tail and sage grass,
and it helps the good grass grow.
To make sure we have the best
stand of grass possible, we test our
soil. Randy from the Williamson
County Co-op came out to help us
gather our soil samples. We took
seven samples from our pasture and
four samples from our hay fi eld. He
sent the samples to the County
Extension Offi ce to be tested. Our
fertilizer was a custom mix based on
the results from our soil testing. The
Co-op spread the fertilizer for us. We
added lime to raise the pH on part
of the pasture, and we added sulfur
to lower the pH in other areas.
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This is the pasture in the
spring of 2018, before
testing and fertilizing.
These bush hogs knock down the
fox tail and sage grass, which
allows the good grass to grow.
SUMMER 2019 I WORKING RANCH JUNIOR I 9