A productive alfalfa crop removes significant quantities of macronutrients and small amounts of micronutrients from the soil (Table 1). A complete fertilizer program is essential to ensure a highly productive, long-lived stand.
What do we know about heavy metals in soil? What do we know about lead exposure through soil and garden plants? What do we know about cadmium and arsenic in soils? What can I do if I’m at risk for heavy metals in my garden soil?
OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.
Our hope is to make you better acquainted with the important functions of riparian areas on your ranch, give you some ideas on how to manage them effectively, and provide a framework for developing grazing management that incorporates these areas into your overall cattle operation.
Control plant-eating mollusks early and often
A critical, but often overlooked step in the development of a comprehensive grazing management plan is a well-defined monitoring program for evaluating progress towards meeting management objectives.
Mature cattle grazing pasture with rapidly growing grass are sometimes found to be afflicted with a disease called grass tetany. It is characterized by an uncoordinated gait (grass staggers), convulsions, coma, and death. The ...
Improved pasture and proper grazing management allows producers a way to keep production costs to a minimum by efficiently producing high quality forage. When properly managed, grazed forage is higher in feed value than hay or ...