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Why is it Good to Have the Ground Covered by Snow?

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Why is it Good to Have the Ground Covered by Snow?

This comes to us from Mary Tiedeman, Florida International University, and Soil Science Society of America’s Blog, Soils Matter. The winter holidays may have come and gone, and we’re headed toward the first day of spring. This is clearly good news if you aren’t fond of winter. There will surely be a few more storms […]

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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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