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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.

Tips ensure frost seeding successes

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture quality and yield.

Legumes are pastures’ best friends

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Nitrogen is generally the most limiting nutrient for plant growth and it is also one of the most expensive nutrients when purchased as a commercial fertilizer.

Web sites put ’06 forage data at your fingertips

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The 2006 Ohio Forage Performance Trial Report will be available very soon at Extension offices, but is available now on the Internet.

Make your animals a picture of health

Thursday, December 7, 2006

This winter is the most expensive period of livestock production. Cold, wet weather increases the nutrient requirements of farm animals and the grass has stopped growing.

Good grazing: fall and winter a great time to take stock of your stock

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Now is a time of year many cow-calf operators enjoy because the season’s calf crop has been sold, all the hay has been made, most of the equipment is put away and there is a little extra money in the bank.

Grazing: Explore extended grazing season forage options

Thursday, August 24, 2006

With many harvested small grain fields that weren’t double cropped to soybeans now sitting idle, cattlemen still have an excellent opportunity to create high quality forages that may be grazed well into winter, and even next spring.

Now is the time for pasture planning

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The month of August offers a window of great opportunities to get a jump on pasture planning and development.

Stockpiling has risks when high costs

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Stockpiling fescue and orchardgrass is generally considered an economical way to extend the grazing season and cut feed costs.

Quick, where are your livestock now?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Where are your livestock now? You are probably wondering what kind of question is that. Of course, we hope they’re still in the field we put them into last.

Grazing is great, but it can be better

Thursday, March 23, 2006

We hear and see many reasons for improving our grazing practices. Reasons. Over the last several years, the federal government has also chosen to support and encourage grazing through the use of government programs.

Use foresight when fertilizing fields

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Applying fertilizers to hay and pasture fields to stimulate plant growth will generally increase yields substantially.

Thinking ahead to grazing season issues

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Our January weather here in Ohio has been quite pleasant compared with the cold December we experienced.

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