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Addressing concerns about red clover in pasture

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Addressing concerns about red clover in pasture

There are some questions that have swirled around the ether about planting red clover: are phytoestrogens present and will they cause problems for my animals? Can red clover cause frothy bloat? Why should I plant it? And which varieties? Follow up with Dan Hudson as he addresses these concerns and more, breaking them down one by one.

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U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

US Seasonal Drought Outlook

The National Weather Service is trying to help us manage our livestock and pastures by issuing drought forecasts for the United States.  This map can help you as you plan where, when and how many animals to graze, and where other forage might be available.  Most of the drought challenges are now rooted in the western […]

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Where have all the bees gone?

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Where have all the bees gone?

Pesticides called neonicotinoids became popular among farmers during the 1990s. They’re called neonics and they coat the seeds of many agricultural crops, including the biggest crop of all: corn. Farmers have used them because they protect those crops from insect pests. But they may also be killing bees.

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Take the Drudgery Out of Soil Testing

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Take the Drudgery Out of Soil Testing

With everything else you have to do, soil testing may not be high on your list. Here’s a way to get it done and have a little fun too.

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Frost Seeding Red Clover in Hay Fields and Pastures

By   /  March 20, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Frost Seeding Red Clover in Hay Fields and Pastures

Sugaring season is here, and that means that it is also time to frost-seed red clover in your pastures and hay fields if you have it in your mind to do it at all. If you are interested in a low-cost method of increasing forage yield and quality in hay fields and pastures, read on….

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