Pasture walk

Crop watcher Jonathan Rohrbach hosts a pasture field day at his Roscoe, S.D. operation Aug. 27.  

A tour in between the rain marked crop watcher Jonathan Rohrbach’s final week of August.

Rohrbach hosted a pasture tour on Aug. 27 and 49 people attended. He talked about his grazing practices, the benefits of what he is practicing and what he's learned from regenerative agriculture.  South Dakota State University and Natural Resources Conservation Service specialists shared their knowledge.

"They did a wonderful job and shared some very useful and practical information," Rohrbach said. "Thanks to all who came, the presenters, sponsors and anyone who helped to make the tour a success."

The Roscoe operation saw 2.2 inches of rain over the last few weeks and most producers in the area have finished up small grain harvest.

“I finally saw some soybeans starting to change color in the neighborhood. Hopefully the frost holds off and we get a little more heat after this moisture system from the hurricane blows through,” he said. “The corn and soybeans both need it.”

He said he was able to get some spraying done before the rain came at the end of August so some of the fields are prepared to seed as soon as it is dry enough to get the equipment in.

“I am hoping to seed some winter grains as well as some radishes, hairy vetch, and possibly lentils and buckwheat mixed in,” he said. “We will see how it plays out.”

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