Managing spring pasture: One thing leads to another

Beef producers who choose to manage their pastures by rotating cattle through paddocks have control over when they start grazing in spring. FULL STORY »

Fertilizer rates affect bermudagrass varieties differently

There are many varieties of bermudagrass, and they respond to nitrogen fertilizer in different ways. FULL STORY »

Winter cover crops offer beef grazing, says MU specialist

Winter cover crops on corn and soybean acres are a natural fit for crop-and-beef farms. FULL STORY »

Drought further recedes but winter wheat challenged in areas

Drought conditions continued to recede in Texas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. FULL STORY »

Websites offer free climate data

Farmers have a new set of free tools to help them make crop decisions. FULL STORY »

Weed management is important for maintaining healthy pastures

Weed control in pastures is one of the most important aspects of forage management. Pastures with a high degree of weed infestation are not just unsightly, they also point to incorrect decisions related to soil fertilization and grazing management. FULL STORY »

Watch drought cycle before buying replacement cattle

Even though parts of Texas have received beneficial rainfall, experts urge cattle producers to be cautious when thinking about restocking herds. FULL STORY »

Helpful tips and best practices for applying pesticides

Learning the basics of proper pesticide application is essential for producers to achieve safe and effective product use. FULL STORY »

Cattlemen question future as drought continues in California

Drought severity is declining in most cattle-producing states, however almost half of California remains in extreme drought and forcing the state’s cattle producers to consider their options. FULL STORY »

Forage quality could impact cow performance

The wet spring this year resulted in several acres of hay that were cut and baled late. This can be problematic since much of our hay is derived from fescue and fescue-legume mix stands. FULL STORY »

How to effectively calculate grazing land values

Determining pasture rental rates for 2014. 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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