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  1. #1
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    Default Grass sugar level after "hard freeze"

    We had one freeze in the low 20's. Are the sugars in the grass high, low, or medium?
    I know it goes high in the fall, but don't know when it goes back down.
    Thanks.



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    As the grass dies the sugar goes up. It doesn't go down again until the sugars get "washed out" by rain or snow (like soaking hay.)



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    Freezing grass raises the sugar levels.
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    Thank you. I had heard that it increased but didn't know when it went down. I certainly didn't know this for a long time. Thanks!



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    How long of grass are we talking about?

    Short grass or long grass?



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    I have different areas and those cootain different grasses. Most of my grass is tallish. The actual grass blades reahing about a foot or so. There are also areas where the grass is short because the horses have eaten it down, or because it just doesn't grow as tall. This is in a pasture that essentally has irrigated pasture.
    I found it interesting the other day to find my horses (not the IR pony) grazing in my neighbors unirrigated pasture that has what we call cheat grass when my irrigated hay field grass is very green and nice looking.



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