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Manure vs Inorganic Fertilizer – Which One is Better?

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  4 Comments

Thanks to the Soil Science Society of America for this article. In a newly published study, researchers dug into how fertilizing with manure affects soil quality, compared with inorganic fertilizer. Ekrem Ozlu of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his team studied two fields in South Dakota. From 2003 to 2015, the research team applied either […]

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Who Is the On Pasture Community? What Do You Read, and Is It Helpful?

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

When you visit On Pasture, you probably don’t see any of the other folks that are visiting along with you. It turns out you’re part of a really big community. Here’s what you’ve told us about how On Pasture helps you. We think you’ll be proud of what we’ve all accomplished together!  

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Best Venn Diagram Ever

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  The Funnies  /  No Comments

Don’t remember what a Venn Diagram is? You will the instant you look at this!

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Getting Water to the Herd – Sometimes Old Tech is the Best Tech

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  No Comments

The reason I often mention the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a good resource is that NRCS is known for providing one-on-one, personalized advice on the best solutions to meet unique conservation challenges. As an example, here’s a story from David Sanden, about how NRCS staff helped a rancher get water to his herd without […]

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Battling the Scourge of ‘Embalmed Milk’ – A Story From Our Past

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Have you ever wondered how we arrived at our current dairy regulations? Well here’s part of the story. From Deborah Blum and Undark.org, here’s how an obscure Indiana public health official pioneered a campaign against tainted dairy products at the turn of the 20th century. At the turn of the 20th century, Indiana was widely […]

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