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Grasses and Grazing

Learn about pasture management, stocking rates and grass production from beef and dairy specialists and agronomists around the country.

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Nitrogen (N) plays a key role in growing healthy, productive pastures. It is often the most limiting nutrient in grasses. Adding N fertilizers to pastures is one approach to boost productivity. While many fertilizers contain N, which formulation supplies the best yield and economic returns on irrigated pasture?

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What are your goals and objectives of producing cover crops? That is typically the first question I ask farmers when they start asking or talking about cover crops.

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Challenging growing conditions have created potential shortages in silage stocks over the past few years, which has sparked interest in putting up alternative silage crops, some more creative than others.

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Antibiotic resistance has become a nightmare situation that requires urgent attention; according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 3 million cases of antibiotic-resistant pathogens are reported each year, leading to 35,000 deaths in the U.S.

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Forage quality is of paramount importance to modern dairy operations where efficient production of home-grown forages drives profitability. With the price of alfalfa hay on the rise, and availability decreasing, a focus on producing and feeding quality over quantity has been a primary factor for producers looking to make milk versus “buying it.”

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Creating a forage system to fit your cattle-feeding needs can feel daunting, especially if you live in parts of the country that struggle getting the correct amount of water.

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