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Pasture and Rangeland

Managing alfalfa stands damaged by waterlogging

We are receiving reports and have personally observed fields of alfalfa injured by the excessive soil wetness the first half of this growing season. Generally, waterlogging injury appears as stunting with a general yellowing of the entire plant, a result of nitrogen deficiency due to inactive N-fixation in waterlogged soils. Anaerobic respiration occurring in the plant under low soil oxygen also produces compounds that are toxic to the plant.

Pasture and Rangeland

Pasture stability and resiliency

Plants are biochemical factories that are at the base of the food pyramid for nearly all animals on earth (surface). The raw materials plants utilize for synthesizing essentially all components for life are found in the air, water, and in the soil.

Cow/Calf Producer

Heat stress can take toll on cattle herd

The heat and humidity of summer can take its toll on cattle and increase management tasks for ranchers, said Tom Troxel, associate head-Animal Science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Pasture and Rangeland

Creating and maintaining high quality pasture

You know the view: picture-perfect pastures that run as far as the eyes can, clashing with pale blue skies and forest green trees upon the horizon; the stunning view that is rural America. But having pretty pastures isn’t just about the breathtaking view. To producers, it’s a vital part of their livestock or horse management program, as it is often the primary source of feed for these animals.

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