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The Summer Annual Manual

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

Summer annuals have unique benefits, like filling a small space in the rotation with multiple cuttings of big yields. They also bring some unique challenges and considerations. Here’s what you need to know. Step 1 is waiting for warm soils. These crops are adapted to hot climates and won’t germinate consistently until soil is at […]

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Seeing the Pasture for the Trees

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

Shade is a common concern. It imposes some limitations on growing a productive pasture, but working creatively to manage trees, grass, and animals in balance can yield unique rewards.

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Why Inoculate, Exactly?

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Why Inoculate, Exactly?

That little packet of dark powder you are coerced into purchasing along with your clover seed can be mystifying. It only weighs a few ounces, and it has to be kept cool and dry and managed like a living pet (it is, after all, alive). Plus it invariably gets all over your hands and clothes. […]

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Beating Heavy Clay and Wet Soils

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

Here’s a whole list of forage species that can help you manage this problem. Genevieve explains how they work for you.

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Regulating the Sugar Intake of Horses on Pasture

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Horses, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Not long ago we got a question from a reader: “I am an equine conservationist in Maryland. I am working to promote rotational grazing for small horse property owners. I would really like to see some information about grass combinations for horses with insulin resistance and varieties that would allow for longer grazing times. We […]

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