Rangeland Management

Drought Monitor: Hot, dry weather replaces early weak cool front

A cool front brought showers and thunderstorms to the central and northern Plains and Upper Midwest early during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week, but it weakened as it scraped against high pressure over the eastern U.S., dropping minimal precipitation in the Ohio Valley. Another front brought limited rain later in the period. FULL STORY »

Texas crop, weather: Many areas backsliding into drought

While crops were doing reasonably well in Central Texas, much of the rest of the state is backsliding into drought pretty quickly, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. FULL STORY »

Drought still affecting this year’s grasshopper population

Last year’s drought is the most likely reason producers are seeing more grasshoppers and fewer honeybees this year, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. FULL STORY »

Early spring means cutting hay early

Now is the time to start cutting hay, North Dakota State University livestock and rangeland specialists advise. FULL STORY »

Drought Monitor: Rains in Georgia, cold front hits Midwest

Early in the week, Tropical Depression Beryl tracked northeastward from southern Georgia to along the Georgia and Carolina coasts before moving into the open waters of the Atlantic. FULL STORY »

Producers encouraged to scout, treat fields for grasshoppers

From the Old Testament to Pixar's A Bug's Life, grasshoppers have always played the villain. FULL STORY »

Drought still challenges pastures, producers this year

When it comes to spring of 2012, looks can be deceiving. FULL STORY »

Texas crop, weather: Drought conditions ease, herds rebuilding

Though the areas of extreme and severe drought shrank further, large parts of Texas remained either in one stage of drought or abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and Texas AgriLife Extension Service reports. FULL STORY »

Plan for drought before it happens

With just a couple of days left in May, it appears that the January-May period will be the warmest on record in Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

Thinking about cover crops

Over the last four years, it has become a lot more common for producers to grow a “cover crop” after winter or spring wheat has been harvested or on acres that have been deemed “prevent plant” due to wet conditions. FULL STORY »

Recovery by native grasses

Last year’s severe drought severely affected most of the state’s native warm season perennial grasses. FULL STORY »

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