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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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Taking Advantage of Plants’ Little Fungal Helpers

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Taking Advantage of Plants’ Little Fungal Helpers

Thanks to Susan Fisk and the Soil Science Society of America for sharing this with On Pasture! In the Southern Great Plains of the United States, plants have a lot to deal with. Long hot summers, strong winds, low rainfall, disease, and grazing animals challenge growth. Luckily, the plants aren’t going it alone. Many have […]

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Soil Color Describes Your Climate

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Soil Color Describes Your Climate

Thanks to Mary Tiedeman of the Soil Science Society of America for this great info! What is the first color that comes to mind when you envision soil? Is it brown, black, yellow, or red? How about white, gray, green, or blue? Any of these answers are correct depending on where you are from! It […]

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