Join The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) and OSU Extension Service for a series of workshops on improving your irrigation system and management skills in times of drought. Read more...
A well-managed pasture has several ecological and economic benefits. However, several species of arthropods (insects, mites and garden symphylans), and gastropods (slugs) inhabit pastures of the Pacific Northwest of the United States and can diminish those benefits.
Cool-season perennial and annual forages often struggle during the heat of summer. Fortunately, there are some strategies to consider — including planting drought-tolerant forages, warm-season grasses and annual legumes.
This curriculum package helps natural-resource professionals train landowners on best practices in resource management. Topics include forests, fire, streams, wildlife, soil, pastures, water systems and economics — all issues facing landowners in many parts of the West.
By selecting the right forages and using efficient management practices with limited irrigation or drought conditions, producers can achieve reasonable forage production with reduced input costs. This publication from the University of Nebraska highlights irrigation and crop options, water-use efficiency of different forages, and more.
Jerry D. Volesky and Aaron L. Berger |
Apr 2010 |
Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.
Q: I have a very small (2-3 inches wide and 1 inch deep) puddle in my pasture that is blowing bubbles. I can stick my finger in it and feel the air coming up from beneath. I first noticed this puddle on January 24 ...