Dirt Rich Episode 5: To Clip, or Not to Clip?

The latest episode of Dirt Rich gets into clipping: a pasture management tool with a lot of potential so long as it is used in the right context, as members of our Soil Health Team remind us. Kent Solberg and Doug Voss discuss a variety of factors to take into consideration as you decide whether or not to clip including timing, your goals for that pasture, how high to clip, and challenges you’re working with in that area.

They also share the benefits that clipping–in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason–can provide to your pasture’s ecological system, animal performance, and forage production. It’s one of many tools in the toolbox that can help you build resilience.

Dirt Rich is available to listen on your favorite podcast platforms, including  Spotify, Apple PodcastsStitcherPodbean, and Google Play. You can also listen on the SFA website. Share with your friends, subscribe, rate and review to help us bring more people into the farmer-to-farmer network!

Questions on pasture management? Get in touch with Kent, Doug, or our other staff here.