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Stockpile, Clip, or Hay? What To Do Now

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

I cannot believe the weather. I have never seen a spring quite like this. After a long discussion recently with an old friend who is 79, he said he hadn’t either and we both agreed that we would rather not see another, but only because the weather didn’t repeat itself. We have gone from soggy […]

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What to Do About Runaway Grass

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  2 Comments

Victor Shelton shared this article with us in May of 2017 – but it’s a problem that comes up for folks every year. Hopefully this will give you some ideas you can use. I can’t believe how much forage growth we have already had this year in Indiana.  It seems early, but it is only […]

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Here’s How to Successfully Grow Grass

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

I took the time to walk through most of my pastures a few days ago. I recommend doing this fairly often to keep a mental forage inventory. It is best to record the findings. Some use fancy electronic data sheets, some track on paper charts, some just have notes in their pocket datebook or smart […]

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Thinking of Seeding Your Pastures?

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  1 Comment

By this time of year, any seeding of forages would be considered a dormant seeding. Seeds planted now will lay there until the right conditions present themselves closer to spring. Most producers with pasture or hay ground understand the concept of “frost-seeding.” Frost-seeding is taking advantage of the freeze-thaw process of the soil during winter […]

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Winter Stockpile Grazing Tips

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  2 Comments

I’m not really sure where this year went. At least for me, it seems like it should still be October, but the weather outside indicates a different message. Grazing activity for a lot of producers starts slowing down this time of year. If you are still grazing, and I hope you are, then you are […]

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