Soil nutrients affected by continued drought

Crop fields and pastures may become more difficult to maintain due to decreasing moisture levels resulting in more arid climates. FULL STORY »

Frost can turn good pasture deadly

Scattered frost across the state can turn good forage deadly, said John Jennings, professor-forage, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. FULL STORY »

Mineral feeding can reduce the risk of grass tetany next spring

Much of Oklahoma and the Southern Plains will have wheat pasture to utilize as winter feed for stocker cattle, replacement heifers, and in some cases for adult cows. FULL STORY »

Johnsongrass and frost can be bad combination for cattle

When the first frost hits, beef producers should be concerned for grazing cattle if the field contains johnsongrass. Cattle may suffer from prussic acid poisoning caused by this grass. FULL STORY »

AgriLife Research develops new lines of cool-season grasses

Breeding lines of summer-dormant cool-season grasses suited for the Rolling Plains are ready for seed increase after four years of improvement at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. FULL STORY »

Proper forage sampling could help prevent prussic acid poisoning

Cattle producers should watch for signs of prussic acid poisoning this time of year and handle forage samples properly. FULL STORY »

Prussic acid poisoning, forages and livestock: Causes and effects

Combinations of frost-damaged forages, resulting in the accumulation of prussic acid, and their ingestion, may prove fatal for livestock. FULL STORY »

Drought covers smallest area since May 2012

Precipitation cut the percentage of the United States experiencing at least moderate drought conditions by almost two percent, particularly aiding areas in the central and eastern parts of the country. FULL STORY »

Texas crop, weather: Rains help winter crops, ease drought status

Rains in the central and northern parts of the state should go a long way in relieving drought conditions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crops specialist. FULL STORY »

Rural Nebraskans rethinking water priorities following drought

Eighty percent of rural Nebraskans with farming interests experienced a loss of business income because of last year's drought, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. FULL STORY »

Pasture Rangeland Forage Insurance a 2014 risk management tool

The USDA Risk Management Agency is once again offering the Pasture Rangeland Forage (PRF) Insurance program for the 2014 crop year to include Nebraska in a Rainfall Index (RI) area. FULL STORY »

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My pastures were hit pretty hard by drought this season. What should I be looking for to help my pastures recover?

Matt McGowin, DuPont Crop Protection range and pasture specialist in the mid-South region:

Question: My pastures were hit pretty hard by drought this season. What should I be looking for to help my pastures recover?

Answer: Matt McGowin, DuPont Crop Protection range and pasture specialist in the mid-South region.Severe lack of moisture and record-setting heat in many parts of the country weakened plants, challenged weed control efforts and amplified plant stress from grazing. The result has been thinner stands of grass that will have a harder time competing with weeds.  Read More…


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