Judging whether forage is overgrazed or undergrazed can be a tough call. Ideal grass height should not exceed 6 to 8 inches at the start of grazing and should not be grazed down to less than 2 to 3 inches, say some experts.
- Shades out low-growing forage species
- Produces stems of low quality
- Reduces forage production with soil capping
- Lose desirable species
- Lowers carrying capacity
- Slows root growth
- Reduces drought tolerance