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Grazing for Soil Health

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Grazing for Soil Health

Thanks to the folks with NRCS’s “Unlock the Secrets of Soil Health” for their part in developing this article. The abandoned cotton farm Terry and Deborah Chandler purchased was in need of a lot of care. The fields were¬† highly eroded, and the top soil was absent. Rebuilding soil health was the first thing on […]

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Dung Beetle Facts

By   /  February 3, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  3 Comments

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 […]

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What Is Manure Doing For Your Soil?

By   /  January 27, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

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 […]

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Using Your Herd to Get Manure Spread Onto Your Pastures

By   /  January 27, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

This is a Part 3 of a six part series Jim Gerrish wrote on feeding hay in pasture to improve pasture fertility. It goes well with another article this week on the soil benefits of manure. Here are the first two parts of the series: Part 1 and Part 2 . Follow links at the […]

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