The Forage that Bison Loved and Your Cows Will Too

Friday, September 30, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Registration period: August 19 - September 30

Diverse native grasslands (DNG) are a mix of native grasses, forbs, and legumes. They make an excellent forage because they are so diverse; the soil health is improved and there is something green for forage all year round. The livestock do better because of this fact. They grow well without fertilizer because of the diverse selection of legumes that provide and even out the nitrogen already in the soil. After all, there was never a fertilizer buggy following the bison around.

Not only are DNG’s great for livestock and soil health, at the same time they provide excellent wildlife habitat. Research has shown that, aside from great grazing for livestock and fuel for prescribed fires, a DNG is the best-known quail habitat in Missouri.

This seminar will discuss these benefits as well as establishment.

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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701