Pasture Management

K-State chemical weed control guide available

One of K-State Research and Extension’s most widely used publications is available online and through local extension offices. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Prescribed burning: Grazing burned areas Play video

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

Expert: Producers young and old plan accordingly for drought

Texas beef cattle producers should plan for future periods of dry conditions as drought patterns exhibited in the 1950s continue to prevail in current models, according to an expert. FULL STORY »

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