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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.

Winter supplementation depends on variations in forage quality and growth

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Forage can provide most of the nutritional requirements of a beef herd during the fall and winter. The challenge becomes the management of supplement due to variations in forage quality and growth.

Winter feeding and supplementation: Are you effectively controlling costs?

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Undoubtedly, winter feeding practices of livestock varies from farm to farm as much or more than any other feeding period the entire year.

Test your forage for four reasons

Thursday, August 25, 2005

As we have experienced this year, forage quantity is drastically down as a result of dry conditions.

Grazing during a drought, preparing for fall

Thursday, August 11, 2005

August is the time Ohio producers should begin stockpiling feed for their animals winter needs.
Stockpiling means to accumulate forages that will be harvested by grazing livestock at a later time.

Prepare a pasture with these tips

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Late summer is an excellent time to establish forages.
The following steps will assist producers in successful renovation and establishment of grass fields and legumes.

Help yourself by training employees

Thursday, February 17, 2005

In a dairy farm’s employee break room, I saw the following posted: “Our employees are our most important asset.

Learning from innovative grazing systems in southern Brazil

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Brazilian agriculture dramatically changed in the past 20 years.
We know of the rapid increase in Brazilian soybean production.

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