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When your plants talk, listen!

By   /  February 22, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

“Ouch,” says the once tall range plant that was just bitten off for the fifteenth time. It says, “If you don’t stop, I’m going to die.” Interesting, plants don’t talk with words, but they do communicate just by their appearance. After all, don’t people also communicate with body language? This plant talk thing is a […]

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Impacts of Fall and Winter Grazing on Spring Regrowth

By   /  February 8, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

It might be early February, but I’m already thinking about new spring forage growth and I guarantee the livestock are too. In the past, we’ve discussed the impact of fall management on the next spring growth and production, but how much impact does it really have? There are a lot of factors that influence spring […]

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Collect More Sunshine to Grow More Grass

By   /  February 8, 2021  /  Forage, Grazing Management, Planning  /  6 Comments

ALERT: It’s science time again and we’re going to show you what you need to know to use your livestock to manage your pasture solar collectors so they’re always catching the maximum amount of sunlight.

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Synthetic Fertilizer – Where it Comes From and What it Does and Doesn’t Do

By   /  January 25, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

This week John Marble writes about the economics of adding fertilizer to pastures, so we thought it was a good time to take a closer look at nitrogen and fertilizer. This piece was inspired by some info John provided about nitrogen and it’s potential impacts. A Little Background In his 1898 inaugural address as president […]

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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Frost-Seeding Legumes

By   /  January 18, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

This is especially for the readers who responded to the survey saying they’d like to know how to introduce legumes into pasture. Enjoy! (And if you haven’t filled out the survey yet, here’s your chance!) Frost seeding is one of the least expensive ways to enhance the stand of legumes in your pastures. It is […]

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