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Dec. 7, 2018
By Emily ThompsonU of A System Division of Agriculture
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Perennial pastures are valuable to any farm operation and they
took a lot of time, effort and money to put in, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor
of animal science and forage researcher for the University of Arkansas System Division
Perennial pastures that have been in use for many years are prone to weed problems,
disappearance of the base forage in certain areas and overuse, Philipp said. In colder
months, some of these issues become more obvious, like changed species composition,
weed issues, and patches of bare soil.
Philipp offers tips on how to get perennial pastures back into shape for three different
For more information on perennial field maintenance, visit https://www.uaex.uada.edu/farm-ranch/animals-forages/pastures/, or contact your local county extension agent.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com