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Feeding Hay to Improve Your Land – Part 5

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

In case you missed them, here are links for previous articles in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. We have so far only considered the role of buying and feeding hay as a Nitrogen source for your pastures. Hay is also a great source for slow-release Phosphorus to benefit your […]

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Feeding Hay to Improve Your Land – Part 4

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  5 Comments

Did you miss the start of this series? Here is Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Bale grazing has been increasing in popularity for several years now. This method of feeding minimizes or eliminates the need for running any feeding equipment in the winter months, but is it really all sunshine and roses? Let’s […]

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Feeding Hay to Improve Your Land – Part 3

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

If you missed them, catch up by reading Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Having a systematic approach to hay feeding is a critical part of maximizing the nutrient benefits you get when feeding hay is a big piece of your pasture fertility program. We have already seen in the previous post the […]

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Feeding Hay to Improve Your Land – Part 2

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  3 Comments

This is Part 2 in Jim’s series. If you missed Part 1, here you go! When you feed hay for fertilizer, we often think of it as a way to reduce the need for purchased fertilizer, especially Nitrogen (N). Have you thought about how much N you may actually be applying when you feed hay? […]

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Is More Soil Organic Matter Always Better?

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  15 Comments

Here’s a press release from Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies sharing some new information about soil organic matter’s contribution to crop yields. While increasing soil organic matter provides numerous benefits (like carbon sequestration, improved water-holding capacity and reduced run-off and erosion), it turns out that some of the science about increases in production […]

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