July 6, 2020

Manuresheds – Moving Manure Back to Fields and Pastures

We’ve all heard the term “watersheds.” We use it to describe a land area that channels rainfall and snowmelt to creeks, streams, and rivers. It helps us think about all the resources in one place and how they are distributed. Now, scientists are using that same concept to look at how we can reconnect livestock […]

June 29, 2020

For Perfect Strawberries…

April 13, 2020

Can Manure Be Made Into Toilet Paper?

This article was first published in April of 2018. With everything going on, I thought it was timely. Enjoy! Alexander Bismarck was vacationing in small village on Crete when he had an “Ah Ha” moment. He was watching goats grazing summer-dry grass when he realized that what comes out in the end is partially digested […]

February 3, 2020

Dung Beetle Facts

While the narrator in this first video has some issues with what the dung beetle does and how it does it, there’s some great information in here about the life cycle of the dung beetle. Enjoy! Need something a little more serious? This next video covers how much manure cows produce, (18 kilos = 40 […]

January 27, 2020

What Is Manure Doing For Your Soil?

Would you like to reduce runoff and soil erosion? Would you benefit from soils that absorb more water, making your pastures more resilient to drought? Do you want to prevent phosphorus contamination of nearby waterways? Then you want stable soil aggregates, and to get there you want manure! Soil aggregates are individual soil particles that […]

April 24, 2018

Ian Mitchell-Innes Mob Grazing School

Ian Mitchell-Innes has been practicing Holistic Management for 20 years on his ranch in South Africa. He has made mistakes and wishes to share with Ranchers and Farmers how to avoid these costly mistakes He teaches Farmers and Ranchers how to FEED the whole – Grass,Animal,Soil surface,Sub soil,using animals at High and Ultra High Stock […]

May 5, 2014

Maximizing Your Return on Fertilizer Investment

Nitrogen is the most expensive, and most difficult to manage part of the fertilizer equation; too much and you waste money, too little and you don’t get the crop production you need. Here Dan Hudson shares the results of his year-long trial using two different modeling tools so you can choose the one that will work best for you.

July 29, 2013

Points to Ponder as Manure Is Being Applied

While warm, clear weather allows us to get lots of field work done, it is not conducive to retention of ammonia from the manure being applied to the fields.  Understanding that we often have no choice but to carry out tasks in imperfect conditions, here are some things to keep in mind: When it’s dry, warm, […]

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