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Moderate Grazing Repairs Soils

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  ARS, Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  No Comments

Thanks to Dennis O’Brien and researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service for their assistance on this article. Decades of plowing throughout the Piedmont region of the United States have degraded the soil, allowing much of it to be washed away, and robbing what is left of nutrients and organic matter. Sorghum, cotton, soybean, and […]

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Let’s Waste Grass With Jim Gerrish – Part 2

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

This piece is drawn from a presentation Jim Gerrish did in 2015 sponsored by the Iowa Beef Center. We’ve embedded the 15:20 video of the presentation where Jim talks about the benefits of “wasting grass.” We’re also summarizing it in two bite size articles to make it easier for all you farmers and ranchers on […]

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Let’s Waste Grass With Jim Gerrish – Part 1

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  8 Comments

This piece is drawn from a presentation Jim Gerrish did in 2015 sponsored by the Iowa Beef Center. We’ve embedded the 15:20 video of the presentation where Jim talks about the benefits of “wasting grass.” We’re also summarizing it in two bite size articles to make it easier for all you farmers and ranchers on […]

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When Does Fertilizing Pasture Pay? – Part 2

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

Last week, Bruce Anderson shared information about break even points when it comes to spending money on nitrogen fertilizer for pastures. This week, we get some additional information to consider from Sid Bosworth, Extension Professor at the University of Vermont. Grasses have a high demand for nitrogen (N). Grass hay trials have shown
 that some […]

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When Does Fertilizing Pasture Pay? – Part 1

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Thanks for this article go to Bruce Anderson and Jerry Volesky of Nebraska Extension, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and to UNL Beef Profit Tips. If you’d like to listen to this as a podcast instead, click here.  And let us know if you like listening to podcasts. We can find more for you! Pasture and […]

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