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
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A group that helps grassland farmers replace toxic tall fescue with nontoxic-endophyte fescue is coming to Oklahoma.
The Alliance for Grassland Renewal, which worked in Missouri for the past three years, will hold its first out-of-state grass-renewal… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
As cow herd managers monitor the pasture conditions this spring and make decisions about rebuilding a depleted cow herd, some may wish to rethink the time of year that breeding… Continue reading