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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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Small Grains as Forage AND Cover Crops

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Small Grains as Forage AND Cover Crops

Small grains like triticale or rye are popular forages right now, but their soil building attributes can be overlooked. Here are a few of our thoughts about the ways they can benefit us just by growing.

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Soil Test Values Can Vary Across Years

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Soil Test Values Can Vary Across Years

This article was originally published by the Noble Foundation’s  Ag News and Views, Ardmore, OK and was written by Eddie Funderburg. A routine call we get involves a person who takes a soil sample this year and submits it for analysis. The data do not match the results of the last sample that was taken […]

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Soil Health – Go Deeper

By   /  July 4, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Dr. Ray Weil has spent his whole life looking at and learning about soils and how they work to keep us all fed. In fact, he literally wrote the book on soils. He has a message for farmers and ranchers concerned about how their soils affect forage growth and profitability: Think deeper. Think about more […]

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