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Soil Health Basics

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  Special Collections  /  1 Comment

There’s so much to know about soil that we thought just having the basics under your belt would be a good start. So here you go. If you have questions or things you’d like us to check out for you, let us know and we’ll see what we can find. The ABC’s of Soil Science […]

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Should You Keyline Plow?

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Special Collections  /  No Comments

Keyline plowing has been promoted here in the United States as a tool for creating topsoil, improving water penetration and holding in soils, and a means of sequestering carbon. Yet there is very little research and no data showing these results. Here’s what we do and don’t know about it. As always, if you’ve got […]

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Easy Monitoring to Track Pasture and Rangeland Changes

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  3 Comments

All you need is your smart phone, maybe a shovel or fence post from the back of your truck, and the willingness to take a picture and email it to yourself and you’ve become a monitoring master!

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Fun With Peas

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

Are you visualizing whirled peas?

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Using Your Cattle To Control Blackberry Bushes and Other Plants You Love to Hate

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Forage, Livestock, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  No Comments

In this video, Jason Crisman of JC’s Organic Farm shares a surprising development in his herd. They’re eating blackberry bushes with gusto! He attributes their new foraging to his rotational grazing, fencing them into smaller paddocks so that they become less selective graziers. Like us, cows are creatures of habit and they eat what they’ve […]

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