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The Summer Annual Manual

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on The Summer Annual Manual

Summer annuals have unique benefits, like filling a small space in the rotation with multiple cuttings of big yields. They also bring some unique challenges and considerations. Here’s what you need to know. Step 1 is waiting for warm soils. These crops are adapted to hot climates and won’t germinate consistently until soil is at […]

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Red Clover: Antibiotic Alternative for Cattle

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  ARS, Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists discovered an antimicrobial compound in red clover that may help reduce antibiotic use in animals.

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Runaway Grass – What Can You Do?

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

If you’re looking out at pastures that are growing so fast you don’t know how to keep up, here are some tips for managing your grazing so that you slow the speed that forage matures, and you maintain quality forage.

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‘Free Aluminum’ Could Be Costing You Thousands of Dollars In Yield and Quality

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on ‘Free Aluminum’ Could Be Costing You Thousands of Dollars In Yield and Quality

Things that are invisible are not necessarily unimportant: oxygen, carbon monoxide, and gravity, to name a few. This is as true in the soil as it is above ground.  While we tend to think of soil as ‘sand, silt, and clay’, there are many tremendously important things in it that are invisible or barely visible […]

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What Do Different Plants Tell Us About Our Soils and How to Improve Them?

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  4 Comments

Greg Brann, Natural Resources Conservation Service Grazing Specialist in Tennessee, recently sent some information out to his local farmers about “indicator plants” along with some tips for how to use that information to improve soil health and pasture quality.  It’s good information for everyone to consider. What Are Indicator Plants? Indicator Plants are plants that, […]

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