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March Medusahead Madness – Get Started NOW to Stop it in Its Tracks

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

Medusahead grass is an “Ecosystem Transformer” species. Not only does it compete for resources with other plants, but it can change ecosystem function to favor its own survival at the expense of an entire ecosystem. It thrives in areas with hot dry summers and cool wet falls and springs. Its seeds travel well on animal […]

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Want Good Soil? Feed the Microbes

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  7 Comments

In June of 2014, Grist reporter Nathanael Johnson reported on a battle between two men in New South Wales Australia. Clive Kirkby and John Kirkegaard were having it out over the proper handling of crop residues after harvest. Kirkby was trying to get farmers to stop torching wheat stubble. Rather than letting fire release all […]

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The Silver Bullet of Parasite Control in Small Ruminants

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  1 Comment

Tired of battling parasites in your herd or flock? Here’s what three experts found to be the best solution.

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This Kind of Mud Season Pugging Is OK

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

Sometimes Google gives interesting results to searches. Here’s “Pugging.” Even the dog thinks this is just wrong. Save

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Maintaining Sagebrush-Covered Landscapes Keeps Water on the Land for Ranchers and Wildlife

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  ARS, Consider This, Forage, Pasture Health, USDA  /  No Comments

Thanks to  Justin Fritscher, Natural Resources Conservation Service, for bringing us this summary of research benefiting ranchers and wildlife. Removing invading conifer trees improves the health of sagebrush ecosystems, providing better habitat for wildlife and better forage for livestock. And now, new science shows these efforts may also help improve late-season water availability, which is […]

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