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Poor soil? Build up with raised beds

Framed or mounded, raised beds give plant roots the space they need

Kym Pokorny | Nov 8, 2016 | News Story

Soil pH and pasture productivity

A look at the cost effectiveness of liming coastal ryegrass pastures.

Troy Downing | May 2009 | Article

Raised Bed Gardening

Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.

May 2018 | Fact Sheet

Pasture Nutrient Management Resources for Small Farms

This collection of links and publications are compiled information about managing nutrient levels in your pasture. This includes soil testing and assessment, application of fertilizers and minerals, and nutrient cycling in a forage pasture.

May 2017 | Collection

Solid Manure Spreader Wagon Calibration Checklist

A printable checklist for calibrating a solid manure spreader wagon.

Aug 2018 | Fact Sheet

Mud and Manure Management Resources for Small Farms

Publications and documents demonstrating the art of Mud and Manure Management for the pastures and forage crop. These contain useful information that are important when managing and producing livestock on pasture.

Mar 2018 | Collection

Reduce Weeds by Friending Grasses

Are weeds a never-ending challenge for you? If so, consider looking at them from a new angle. Instead of spraying or digging weeds out year after year, concentrate on making your grass happy. The factors that promote optimal grass health and production work against weed growth. What is good for grass is not good for weeds.

Susan Kerr, Tim Miller | Oct 2017 | Article

Is smoke stunting pasture growth?

Q: I'm noting a reduction in the growth of our grass in the pasture. It has slowed down noticeably over the past month. This slowdown is more than normal due to increased temperatures of August. I was wondering if the smoke is having a filtering effect on the light that reaches the ground, particularly early to mid morning and then again towards evening. It appears the ...

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Do you have a green solution to pasture weeds?

Q: I take care of the family pastures (maintain irrigation) and was wondering what is the best way to get rid of weeds in the pastures. We have horse weed and a few others, not real bad but want to stop it and get rid of it. The family does not want to use chemicals as we are right on the Metolius river. We lease the pastures out for cows in the summer so they will be grazed upon. They fenced off the worst part but I don't think that is the answer. Can you help me ?

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