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Surprising News About Deep Soil Carbon

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  ARS, Pasture Health, Soil  /  4 Comments

The more we know about soil carbon, the better we can make it work for us. Here’s some great information to help us from the Agriculture Research Service.

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Build Soils with Good Forage

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Here’s how to manage your cover crops as a soil builder while taking advantage of forage.

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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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