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Adding Quality Forage to Your Pasture

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

We asked Genevieve Slocum of Kings Agriseeds and On Pasture author to answer this recent question from an On Pasture reader: Is it possible to overseed alfalfa into existing permanent pasture? We have clover that is coming in but alfalfa greens up faster in spring, survives our summer heat and lasts longer in fall. I […]

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A Fungus in the Cold: When too much fall growth is a bad thing

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on A Fungus in the Cold: When too much fall growth is a bad thing

Matting grasses, extra fall regrowth, and long stretches of snow cover = Snow Mold: a fungus among us.

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BMR: How a Gene Mutation Became a Breakthrough in Digestibility

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on BMR: How a Gene Mutation Became a Breakthrough in Digestibility

Over the course of the past decade, Brown Midrib, or BMR forages have become widely familiar as the elite of summer annual forages. The “cream of the crop,” these corn hybrids, sorghums, and pearl millets are distinguished by a genetic makeup that reduces their lignin content and can be visually evident as a light to […]

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Small Grains as Forage AND Cover Crops

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Small Grains as Forage AND Cover Crops

Small grains like triticale or rye are popular forages right now, but their soil building attributes can be overlooked. Here are a few of our thoughts about the ways they can benefit us just by growing.

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Should You Opt for the Legume? Adding Cowpeas to Forage Sorghum

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

Cowpeas are a viney summer annual legume that can climb, tolerate some shade, and fill in the spaces in a summer annual grass, so should you consider adding them to a stand of forage sorghum? The answer (as usual) contains many variables, with both pros and cons to weigh. Space is at stake and plants […]

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