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spider

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If a field is limed how long would you keep horses off it? Does there need to be rain? Fields at our yard are being done tomorrow and have been told to turn out again Saturday. No rain forecast.

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horselib

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Precautions in pasture fertilization and liming should be observed:

1.Do not spill fertilizer or lime in horse areas.
2.If any is spilled, thoroughly clean it up and till the soil if necessary. Take no chances! If there is any doubt, remove horses until after a rain and new forage growth.
3.Do liming without horses on the area, and keep them off limed pasture until after a rain. Lime dust inhalation may cause respiratory problems.
4.In a single application, do not use excessively high nitrogen rates, generally over 100 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre in southern Oklahoma and the surrounding regions.
5.If fertilizer adheres to wet forage, it is wise to withhold horses until after a rain. The best choice is not to fertilize when forage is wet.

I found this on a pasture management site http://www.noble.org/Ag/Forage/HorseForage/page10.html
It looks like you need to stay off fields until rain.
 

spider

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Thank you. That's what I was thinking. Everything is dry and dusty at moment and grass is short, so they would ingest some.
 
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