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Here’s a Great Resource for Learning More About Your Plants

By   /  January 13, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  No Comments

Are you considering planting a new kind of forage in your pasture? Do you have trees or bushes that you’re trying to manage and you need to know more about them to be successful? Would you like to know what plants grow in your state? Well, here’s the website you need to answer all those […]

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Canopeo – An App to Help You Measure Your Pasture Cover

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Canopeo – An App to Help You Measure Your Pasture Cover

In his article this week, Troy Bishopp describes an app that Victor Shelton used to look at cover on Troy’s pastures. With just a few photos, Troy learned the 80% cover that he thought he was leaving was actually more like 60-70%. Troy found the tool useful because it helped him better calibrate his grazier’s […]

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I’ve Got This Weed Growing in My Pasture. What Does It Say About My Soil?

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  1 Comment

Can weeds tell you about soil health issues? Well, yes and no. I’ve got a lot of experience with weeds since I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching cattle, sheep, goats and bison to eat them under all kinds of soil conditions in and all kinds of landscapes. My observation is that spotted knapweed does […]

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A Rancher’s Discovery Shows Promise for Controlling Medusahead Rye

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  Comments Off on A Rancher’s Discovery Shows Promise for Controlling Medusahead Rye

In two previous articles, Beth Burritt wrote about the scariest invasive plant I know, Medusahead rye. This week, I’m sharing the good news that there may be a solution for controlling it.

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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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