Monday, September 26, 2016

I went to southern Illinois last week to do some programs and I was taken aback by the severity of the drought in that...

Every Monday for the past couple of months on the OSU Extension crop team conference call I have heard Jim Noel from the National...

It seems the time right after making first cutting hay is always a time for me to address some of those unwanted weed issues -- not in the hay fields, but in the fence rows, around buildings and in pastures.

When it comes to fertility, among the most important factors influencing plant growth and stand life is soil pH. Maintaining proper soil pH levels...

Improving your pasture management skills will grow more forage that will have higher quality that will better feed your livestock and make you more...

Winter I try to start grazing as early as possible in March. When the snow melts, I will try to feed stockpiled fescue which...

Some graziers have already begun the grazing season thanks to the above average winter temperatures we experienced. Other graziers are right there at the...

More than 95 percent of weeds can be controlled through good management practices.

Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture, hay quality and yield. The freezing and thawing of late winter and early spring can provide for good legume seed/soil contact and germination.

This is the time of year to evaluate your hay and pasture fields to determine if they need to be reseeded. First and foremost, you need to make sure the pH and fertility is adequate for the forages you want to plant. If it is not, the new seeding could germinate then die or never produce to its potential.
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