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What Makes Grass Grow Back Fastest – Trampling, Clipping or Cow Spit?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  17 Comments

Troy started this piece, Kathy Voth added some, and Jim Gerrish shared his observations. And with all that, we’re still not sure we have an answer. Troy: The heifers moved ahead into a fresh break of pasture while I lingered and admired the trample effect that was left behind. The rough residual was a beautiful […]

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Can You Be a Grazing Soothsayer?

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Can You Be a Grazing Soothsayer?

Back in 2014/15, Troy Bishopp took us all along on his journey to extend his grazing season. He showed the good and the bad and all the planning that went with getting to 257 grazeable days on his New York state farm. This year he’s trying something different – and he’s going to show us all how it goes as he does it. Check this out!

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The Best Thing to Do With a Brush Pile

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Consider This  /  5 Comments

Those piles become a thing of beauty with this suggestion from Troy and featuring another On Pasture author, Jenn Colby, and her husband Chris Sargent from the Howling Wolf Farm in Vermont.

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What Do You Do When Your Grass Gets Ahead of You?

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  3 Comments

While some of the country is droughty, other folks have found that a cool spring and lot of precipitation means that the grass got away from them and is turning to seed heads. On Pasture Community members are asking each other “Should I mow?” “Should I trample?” “Should I just stockpile?” Here are some thoughts […]

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Your Tree Planter is Saving the World – One Tree, One Planting Tube and One Weed Mat at a Time

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  Consider This, NRCS  /  2 Comments

If you farm within the sprawling Chesapeake Bay Watershed or other sensitive watersheds around the country, there is a better than even chance, you’ve heard about USDA Riparian Forest Buffer Programs. These initiatives supported by the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership are actively working, in earnest, to take whatever strategies or financial measures possible, to […]

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