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How to Manage Bitterweed in Pasture

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  4 Comments

One of our On Pasture readers in east Texas wrote us to get some ideas for controlling bitterweed on her place. She raises natural sheep and hay, so would prefer not to use herbicides. But she now has one four-acre pasture that is about 80% bitterweed and pulling and burning it is very time consuming. […]

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Congress Says “Cows Eat Salted Weeds”

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  4 Comments

On Pasture reader Kirk Cunningham wanted to know if I had ever found studies on cows grazing teasel. I knew of nothing off the top of my head, so I spent quite some time searching the internet. The only thing I found was from the 1945 Congressional Record. Sandwiched between remarks on the results of […]

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Manage Fall Grazing to Prevent Spring Weeds

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Weeds  /  5 Comments

Uh-Oh! Grazing your pastures too short this fall could mean more weeds next spring!

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Grazing Reduces Yellow Starthistle

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Weeds  /  2 Comments

With its 2-inch long spines, you might think that it’s not a plant that livestock would graze. But studies show that cattle, goats and sheep can graze it and help control it.

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Weeds Are NOT the Problem!

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Weeds  /  3 Comments

In the last few weeks I have attended a couple of field day, farm tour type of affairs. To my knowledge none of them were sponsored by any of the chemical companies directly, but listening to the folks putting on these things you could very easily believe were in the employ of these companies. At […]

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