Stockpiled bermudagrass can reduce winter feed costs
Harvested forage costs are a large part of the production costs associated with cow-calf enterprises. FULL STORY »
New maps show the way for rangeland management
A new tool for guiding decisions about rangeland restoration is now available, thanks to mapping innovations developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. FULL STORY »
Health management of early-weaned calves
With the continued drought affecting many parts of Kansas, early weaning is one option that may help producers use limited forage resources more efficiently and keep all, or part, of their cowherd together for another year. FULL STORY »
Colorado farmer puts life in danger to stop wildfire
Seeing his livelihood going up in flames, a Colorado farmer took action last week to help stop the blazing fire in its tracks. FULL STORY »
Expert: Irrigated crops on the High Plains ‘all over the map’
Though there have been some recent rains and irrigation pumping is in progress, High Plains corn and cotton is “highly variable,” according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. FULL STORY »
Conversion of expiring CRP acres to pasture
When the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was initially launched in the 1985 Farm Bill its goals were primarily soil erosion control and improved water quality. FULL STORY »
Windrow grazing to extend grazing, preserve quality
How do you handle pastures that grow too fast? That’s what brome as well as crop fields planted to oats or cereal rye for grazing have done lately. There are several options. FULL STORY »
Do you know best practices for mixing and loading pesticides?
Everyone who mixes and loads pesticides and disposes of pesticide containers must understand proper procedure. FULL STORY »
Options for management of cows during drought
The following questions are designed to assist cow-calf producers in determining next steps and best management practices when considering how best to manage their cowherd in the event of extended drought. FULL STORY »
ASK THE EXPERT
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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