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Phosphorus, Your Fields and Pastures, and Water Quality Protection

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Pasture Health, Water  /  2 Comments

The results of studies in Vermont can help us keep our water clean while we raise good food for our community.

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Socialize With Cows to Promote Soil Fertility

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Behavior, Livestock, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Socialize With Cows to Promote Soil Fertility

When I studied Agronomy in Brazil, my grazing mentors recommended that farmers that walk in the paddock or grazing strips for a few minutes before moving the cows to a fresh pasture, might stimulate soil fertility. If you are wondering how this is possible, read on and I’ll try to explain. Before moving their animals, […]

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Where’s the Poop?

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Grazing Management  /  Comments Off on Where’s the Poop?

Everyone says that one of the benefits of management intensive grazing is that the cows put the fertilizer right on the ground where it belongs. But how well are they doing their jobs? Are they spreading the love? Or are the concentrating in particular places? Most importantly, who’s going to do the ground surveys to […]

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Soil chemistry? Are you kidding? CEC in Under 500 Words

By   /  August 12, 2013  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  3 Comments

Cation exchange capacity is part of your soil test results. Why do you care? Because it is the capacity of your soil to hold nutrients. Hold onto the tractor seat! We’re in for a quick and bumpy ride down the Soil Science Lane!

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Are Cattle Grazing and Clean Water Compatible on Public Lands?

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  Comments Off on Are Cattle Grazing and Clean Water Compatible on Public Lands?

Please enjoy another dry story about water, where we tell you science-y stuff and that the answer is, once again, it depends. Don’t forget to enjoy the song included in the piece.

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