Poll reveals climate change less of a 'hot button' topic

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth in 2006 brought global warming to the forefront, generating awareness and demand for change in the years that followed. However, a new poll shows many rural citizens have lost interest in the topic. FULL STORY »

Water – Let’s not take it for granted

It’s natural to take it for granted, but water is something no one – whether residing in a bustling city or a small rural community – can live without. FULL STORY »

Prescribed burning: Grazing burned areas Play video

John Weir, Oklahoma State University, discusses research from cattle grazing after a prescribed burn. FULL STORY »

Dry weather should not stop seeding of pasture grasses

The callers ask a variation on “It’s so dry, should I plant pasture grass seed this fall?" FULL STORY »

Windrow Grazing: An alternative to feeding hay in the fall

Harvested feed costs can be one of the largest expenses to cattle producers. Windrow grazing, sometimes called swath grazing, is a management practice that can significantly reduce harvesting and feeding costs. FULL STORY »

Forage expert: Don’t chase the moisture with stocking rates

“Don’t chase the moisture.” That’s the advice of a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert to livestock producers who are considering planting winter forages or rebuilding herds at this time in hopes it may rain. FULL STORY »

You never know what will happen in thirty days

Pastures are green statewide and everyone has plenty of hay this year. So most are content to manage as normal and not plan for any bad weather conditions ahead. FULL STORY »

Prepare cattle for winter by stockpiling feed now

Although cattle producers are sweating through the hottest summer days, mid-August is the time to plan for winter feeding by stockpiling forage. FULL STORY »

Better forage conditions in many drought regions

Improved wheat pasture prospects means that good stocker cattle demand will continue to support strong stocker prices this fall. FULL STORY »

Brush management in pastures Play video

We head to the North Range Research Station with Dave Lalman and Terry Bidwell to discuss the options for dealing with pasture weeds. FULL STORY »

Now's the Time to Start Thinking of Fall Pasture Management

Although it’s still the dog days of summer, producers wanting to promote a healthier pasture next spring may want to take steps now to prevent overgrazing their pastures in fall. 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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