By: David Hartman, PA Extension Educator, Livestock
Grazing cattle during periods of wet weather can damage pasture stands and soil structure. Although some damage is to be expected, there… Continue reading
By: Clif Little, OSU Extension Guernsey County
Stockpiling fescue and orchard grass is generally considered an economical way to extend the grazing season and cut feed costs. The cost of fertilizer and application of nitrogen too late in the growing… Continue reading
Source : Craig Roberts
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers face bad hay days as they mow and rake hay that should’ve been baled in May, not now in the first days of summer.
The strongest cool-season grass pastures come from varieties of tall fescue infected with a fungus. This infection can be good–or bad.
It took decades to discover those internal fungi are not created equal. Fungus that grows between cell walls in… Continue reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The summer slump in cool-season grass growth got a knockout punch from heavy rains in July across much of Missouri.
Good growth for most grasses won’t be good for toxic tall fescue pastures, says Craig Roberts, University… Continue reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A drive through grass country in summer shows many pastures with more weeds than grass. To his trained eyes, Gene Schmitz sees pastures needing renovation.
“Many beef farmers don’t see pastures as a crop to be managed.… Continue reading