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Updates on Projects to Manage Weeds and Turn a Dying Timber Stand Into Pasture

By   /  June 22, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil, Weeds  /  1 Comment

  I am often reminded of my old professor Dr. Breakey, especially lately as I review the results of two recent “field experiments.” Project 1: What in Tar(weed)Nation? Managing a New Weed Last spring I wrote about a massive invasion of Tarweed that had dominated a large chunk of the ranch. Those nasty plants interfered […]

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Field Bindweed – A Nutritious, Overlooked Forage

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

It’s high in protein – capable of adding 2.2 pounds of gain per day – and spreads 10 to 18 feet a season, AND cows love it. You should too!

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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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Bonus Content for Paid Subscribers

By   /  April 13, 2020  /  Bonus Content  /  Comments Off on Bonus Content for Paid Subscribers

These materials are available for free download for paid On Pasture subscribers. Enjoy! Training Recipe for Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds Weeds That Livestock Can Eat How to Manage Livestock to Meet Weed Management Goals

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Managing Grazing to Target Cheatgrass and Other Weeds

By   /  April 6, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning, Weeds  /  4 Comments

Thanks for this article go to Ben Beckman, Nebraska Extension Educator, and Mitch Stephenson, UNL Range Management Specialist. They give us an excellent example of what to consider when managing grazing to target cheatgrass. We’ve added some notes on how you can adapt this to other grasses and weeds. Enjoy! While Mother Nature has been […]

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