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Easy Ways to Figure Out Your Pasture’s Forage Quality

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

Last week we told you why we don’t use Brix to measure the value of forage in pasture. Our primary reason is that it’s not a very reliable tool for looking at the nutritional value of a specific plant. Another reason is that so many people have measured forage value for so long, that you […]

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Here’s Why We Don’t Use Brix to Measure Forage Quality

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  6 Comments

If you want to find out whether a change you’ve made is making a difference on the ground, you want to use a  measurement technique that will give you reliable results every time. Brix is not that kind of measurement technique. Because Brix measurements are so susceptible to change based on weather, time of day, […]

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What About Tall Fescue?

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

I sometimes get in a hurry when I sit down to write.  That sometimes causes me to have a bit of tunnel vision and I don’t get in enough detail due to lack of time or space in the article.  That happened in August when I wrote about tall fescue and I heard about it, […]

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Time Grazing to Increase Warm Season Grasses

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

This project focuses on increasing big bluestem. But similar management could be used to promote other forages as well.

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When Can You Start Grazing A New Planting?

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Here’s a response from Genevieve at Kings Agriseeds for a reader who asked: “When can you start grazing a new planting? What if it’s an oats/peas combo, or some other mix? How do you know it’s good to graze? What is a good way to manage it?” Timing to start grazing varies for each species […]

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