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.
By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems.
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.
Weeds are always a difficult problem in blueberry production! They start to show up shortly after transplanting, and tend to become more problematic as time goes on. There are, however, strategies that help to control weeds in...
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.
This is a report on a research project where the objectives were to determine whether grazing cow-calf pairs on warm season grasses and brassica pastures would extend the grazing season and positively affect calf weaning weights, feedlot performance, carcass characteristics, and ranch profitability.
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 ...