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To fertilize or not? Penny-pinching may lead to trouble

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Spring is just around the corner and the time to get serious about pasture and hayland planting or reseeding is here. With memories of last summer’s drought and the consequences that resulted from less available forage than normal fresh on our minds, the time to take action to increase this year’s forage production is now. […]

Managed grazing the only way to go

Sunday, February 24, 2008

If you have not yet adopted management intensive grazing, you should now. At the end of 2007, I figured I would be spending my winter talking about how to evaluate and renovate pastures after the drought. Boy, was I wrong.

Program helps you establish a plan

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Over the past year, there have been many articles that have discussed practices to improve pasture productivity, and those that have a positive influence on the environment.

Here’s how to frost seed your pasture

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The time of the year when frost seeding is most effective in Ohio will not be here until February or March.

Alternative grazing options for fall

Thursday, October 4, 2007

As the leaves start turning and the nights get colder, our usual crops of orchardgrass, ryegrass and alfalfa begin to winterize.

Don’t fall victim to temptation when grazing in the fall; You’ll be sorry

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The drought that hit much of the state this summer added new wrinkles in forage and water management for many livestock producers.

Dryness leads to poisonous grazing

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dryness leads to poisonous grazing With dry weather in many parts of the area, the potential for animals to eat toxic plants increases, mostly because they’re hungry and not much forage is available for grazing.

Calculate your forage fertilizer needs

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Are you wondering how much to invest in fertilizer this year? We will soon be approaching the period of the forage growing season critical for stockpiling pastures.

Take care of your round bales, and they’ll take care of your livestock

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Storing hay, after production, has a cost to the farm operator in terms of time, effort and machinery required to move bales from production areas to storage areas and then to feeding areas.

Weed science requires good defense

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Well, it never fails. We go out there with the perfect plans and plant the perfect pasture. In no time at all, undesirable plants find a way to grow with our crop.

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