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So, Which Is It – Drought Planning or Weed Management?

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  2 Comments

John Marble plans for drought every year and some years, like this one, he has to implement that plan. Now, he’s seeing some real changes in the weed component of his pastures, making him wonder – is he managing for drought or to get rid of weeds?

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Let me admit this right up front: I’m not all that organized. I feel like I should have a big note
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About the author

John Marble grew up on a terribly conventional ranch with a large family where each kid had their own tractor. Surviving that, he now owns a small grazing and marketing operation that focuses on producing value through managed grazing. He oversees a diverse ranching operation, renting and owning cattle and grasslands while managing timber, wildlife habitat and human relationships. His multi-species approach includes meat goats, pointing dogs and barn cats. He has a life-long interest in ecology, trying to understand how plants, animals, soils and humans fit together. John spends his late-night hours working on fiction, writing about worlds much less strange than this one.


  1. Ethan Walker says:

    Excellent article John. I printed it out for our office. We get a lot of producers this time of year asking what the best chemical is to get rid of their weed.

  2. Ben says:

    Nice article John. Good luck with your drought planning. We are in D4 drought designation right now here in SE CO.

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