Reducing the risk of N loss when stockpiling fescue

After feeding corn stalks in the fall, probably the lowest cost way to feed cattle is to stockpile forages for fall and winter grazing. FULL STORY »

Thinking outside of the traditional stocker box

Stocker producers should evaluate carefully what stocker alternatives will work the best in a short winter grazing season. FULL STORY »

Purchasing feeds for the cow herd

A nutrient test for quality is the best way to know the nutrient profile of forages. Not all feeds/forages are average, some are less than average and some are better than average. FULL STORY »

Research ecologist: Production follows restoration of rangeland Play video

A healthy agro-ecosystem is critical to productive, stable rangeland. Land managers trying to restore an ecosystem and productivity must understand it requires a different process of allocating resources under differing situations. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Use mineral supplements to prevent grass tetany Play video

Glenn Selk explains the importance giving mineral supplements to prevent grass tetany in mature cows grazing on wheat pasture this fall and winter. FULL STORY »

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 »

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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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