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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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Nurse Your Forage Seeding For Success

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Nurse Your Forage Seeding For Success

I caught up with Jeff Rasawehr of Center Seeds the other day to learn about why he likes to add “nurse crops” when he’s seeding in a new pasture or hay field. A nurse crop for forage plantings is an annual that gives forage plants an extra boost as they’re getting started. The nurse crop […]

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A Walk in the Rain Tells You A Lot About Your Pasture’s Health

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Is your soil and forage healthy and absorbing rain and moisture? Grab your raincoat and talk a walk with Victor Shelton to see what your pasture tells you.

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Frost Seeding Now For a Better Pasture This Summer

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Its a good time of year to get the seeds on the ground so they have enough time to get into the soil and won’t be eaten by other critters.

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Extending the Grazing Season With Bamboo

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Pasture Health  /  5 Comments

Cairncrest Farm in West Winfield, New York is experimenting with Bamboo as a forage to extend their grazing season. Here’s the ins and outs of their field trial along with some video of cows grazing bamboo in a snowy pasture.

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