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Carbohydrate Reserve Theory: What You Learned Might Be Wrong

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

The authors start with four pieces of information that put the role of carbohydrate reserves into question. Then they share ideas for good grazing to work well with plant physiology.

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You Can’t Grow Beans From Cracks in the Ground

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

Although I was trained in science, I never really made much of a scientist. All that sitting around in the lab, mucking out petri dishes and gathering data, well, I just really couldn’t stand it. What I wanted was to be out in the field, observing nature. And perhaps that’s why I wound up here […]

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There’s Just Not Enough Manure in the World

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  5 Comments

Last week we shared an article from the Soil Science Society of America that pointed out the benefits of using manure to fertilize and improve soils. The results are not surprising. Countless trials have described the beneficial results of applying manure. So why do we still use inorganic, manmade fertilizers? Andrew McGuire’s answer, after doing […]

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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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Beef and Bobwhites – How to Maximize Livestock Production While Helping Wildlife

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health  /  No Comments

Thanks to Nick Schell, a wildlife biologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for sharing this article with us. I added the section pointing out conservation practices that farmers and ranchers might receive assistance in implementing. You’re probably familiar with the northern bobwhite and its decline. The bobwhite, or what many of us call […]

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