Managing through drought conditions

Farmers and ranchers have become accustomed to managing through adverse conditions, and drought certainly falls into that category. During the last half of 2010 and the first few months of 2011, most producers have had to manage through drought conditions. FULL STORY »

Controlling common mullein in pastures

Common mullein is a biennial species that produces rosettes during its first year of growth. During the second year, common mullein bolts, matures and produces seed. Apply herbicides at the rosette stage during periods of active growth, and use a surfactant to help the herbicide penetrate the extremely hairy leaf surface. FULL STORY »

Grass growing strategy for the rest of the year

The highs and lows of pasture growth over the past three years have shown one thing is for certain. Producers following a good pasture management strategy have a more consistent supply of forage than those that rely only on Mother Nature. FULL STORY »

Five things to know to avoid herbicide drift

Herbicides can cause serious injury to plants when applied improperly or when non-target drift occurs. Here are five things to consider to avoid crop injury when applying herbicides. FULL STORY »

Kansas steps up fight against Lesser Prairie Chicken listing

Rather than mandating conservation regulations on Kansas farmers, ranchers and energy producers, Governor Sam Brownback is urging the federal government to take a different approach in its efforts to stop the population decline of the Lesser Prairie Chicken. FULL STORY »

Cressleaf Groundsel - The ubiquitous yellow weed Play video

Cressleaf groundsel has been abundant throughout parts of Ohio for a while, but every year a few additional hay producers get to experience it for the first time apparently. FULL STORY »

Coyote control strategy requires goal assessment

Coyotes (Canis latrans) have long been considered a nuisance for livestock producers and white-tailed deer managers in Texas and Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

Sampling hay and standing forage

The objective of forage sampling is to obtain a feed value estimate of forages that will be fed to livestock. Forages may be sampled as hay or standing pasture. FULL STORY »

Sheep – the sericea solution?

Research at Kansas State University has found that sheep will voluntarily graze, and therefore could help sustainably control, sericea lespedeza, a noxious weed in parts of Kansas and neighboring states. FULL STORY »

Storage tips to save more hay

Last week’s Cow Calf Corner Newsletter discussed some of the potential losses to large round bales due to differing storage methods. FULL STORY »

Monitoring pastures assists sustainable management

"It's hard to know where you are going if you don't know where you've been." This old saying has many applications and is easily applied to pasture and range management. One area of management in which it can be applied is with prescribed grazing. FULL STORY »

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