We conducted a survey to evaluate factors influencing consultant recommendations on grazing and producer grazing practices in Nebraska. Producers who did not graze cited soil compaction, inconvenience (lack of watering and fencing), and lack of access to livestock as major reasons for not grazing. Producers who allowed grazing and consultants who recommended grazing were more likely than those who did not favor grazing to perceive that grazing increased subsequent grain yields. Most consultants and producers reported making decisions on the basis of their personal observations. Findings from the survey can be used for enhanced Extension dissemination and research activities regarding grazing of residues.
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Cox-O'Neill, J. L., Ulmer, K. M., Rakkar, M., Franzen-Castle, L., Blanco-Canqui, H., Drewnoski, M. E., MacDonald, J. C., & Rasby, R. J. (2017). Perceptions of Crop Consultants and Crop Producers on Grazing Corn Residue in Nebraska. Journal of Extension, 55(5), Article 16. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss5/16