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Conservation Reserve Program For Grasslands – Application Deadline 12/16/2016

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Conservation Reserve Program For Grasslands – Application Deadline 12/16/2016

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was recently expanded to include Grasslands. It’s an effort to help landowners and operators protect grassland, including rangeland and pastureland while while still using them for grazing. Participants receive annual payments  of not more than 75% of the value of the land and cost-share assistance for contracts lasting between 14 […]

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Tighty Whities Can Tell You About Your Soil Health

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  7 Comments

This is a fun experiment you can try with your own pastures and fields. It comes to us from Anthony Bly and Sara Berg of South Dakota State University Extension. Just remember that different areas will have different kinds of soils and you may get different results. Soil microorganisms require carbon to survive. Men’s cotton […]

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Forty Plus Years of No-Till and Cover Crop Success

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Forty Plus Years of No-Till and Cover Crop Success

Think no-till is a new deal? Well not to Jimmy Standefer. He planted his first no-till cover crop in 1967. It was a failure. It took a couple of years for him to get his Dad to let him try it again. But the second try was a huge success and after that there was […]

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Transitioning Cropland to Pasture With Cover Crops

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

It’s never too early to start thinking about what you’d like your summer grazing to be like. Check out this video showing summer annual cover crops in action.

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Why Do We Want Legumes in Our Pastures?

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Why Do We Want Legumes in Our Pastures?

If you’re reducing inputs so you can maintain profitability, keeping a healthy population of legumes in your pasture can help.

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