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UH-OH! I’m running out of grass! What should I do?

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

First off, let’s not panic.  You have options for stretching your forage supply.  One or a combination of the options below could improve forage utilization and our production.  While these suggestions are best for folks in my neck of the woods (Tennessee) by contacting your local NRCS or Conservation District, or your extension agent, you’ll be able […]

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Grazing Management Affects Soil Health

By   /  August 5, 2013  /  NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil  /  3 Comments

This video from the Natural Resources Service in South Dakota points out the affects that grazing management can have on soils no matter where you live.

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Making Destocking Decisions During Dry Spells and Drought

By   /  April 1, 2013  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  Comments Off on Making Destocking Decisions During Dry Spells and Drought

If it’s just a dry spell, or a real drought, you may need to adjust your stocking rate in your pastures. A plan on paper will help you think ahead, be proactive and make better decisions.

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The Importance of Residue for Healthy Pastures

By   /  April 1, 2013  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on The Importance of Residue for Healthy Pastures

Want all that moisture to stay in your pasture? Make sure you protect the soil by leaving plenty of residue.

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What A Slinky Knows and the Hydro-illogical Cycle

By   /  April 1, 2013  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on What A Slinky Knows and the Hydro-illogical Cycle

What can a slinky tell us about how to survive drought? RadioLab explains why a slinky can “hover” and we explain how to combine that information with the Hydro-illogical cycle to plan for and get through dry spells and drought.

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