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    Competition control in native grass pastures and hayfields Read More
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    Producer focuses on hay quality in less-than-ideal conditions Read More
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  • About 35 years ago, Jack Hudson of Dafter, Michigan, decided he wanted to farm. He chose to grow birdsfoot trefoil and raised as much as 1,000 acres at one point.

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  • Forage botulism in high-moisture baleage

    For many forage producers in the Northeast, the weather has finally given a window to mow late-planted peas and oats for baleage. In fact, a lot of hay has been made into baleage this year all over the country, and some of that was put up just a bit too wet.

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  • Monitoring the amount of bare ground, plant diversity, worms in times of moisture and the smell and feel of the soil will give quick indicators of a ranch’s below-ground health. But Kate Vogel, an agronomist with North 40 Ag consulting in Ballentine, Montana, says digging a little deeper will provide more meaningful measurements of soil health.

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