This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on the basics of livestock manure management, including handling, storage, composting, use, and ways to reduce negative effects on the ...
Knowing yield can help you make informed management decisions. You can estimate potential yield from past history of the field, neighboring fields of similar type, averages for specific forages, and from soils information.
This publication compares composted and uncomposted manure; explains the composting process; describes equipment and strategies for composting; and lists uses, advantages, and drawbacks of compost. Discusses regulations, and briefly mentions methods for composting animal carcasses.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.
Pacific Northwest blueberry growers must identify and control a number of bacterial and fungal diseases in order to ensure the highest yields. Fortunately, only a few of the diseases that occur on highbush blueberry in this region cause significant losses when left unchecked.
Poisonous plants are a major cause of economic loss to the livestock industry. Two poisonous plants common to Oregon are poison hemlock and Western water hemlock. Ingestion of either by humans or livestock typically results in death.
Poison hemlock is one of the most poisonous of plants. Silage making has been used to reduce the concentrations of toxins in a variety of crops. Poison hemlock alkaloids are found in different concentrations depending on ...