This cool-season grass can be a boon in the pasture or a bane in a wildlife planting.
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In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.
Many sustainable farmers are fascinated by the concept of allowing the land and its contours to dictate the best practices for every acre. For those of you who are looking for some grist to add to the mill on this subject, give Water For Every Farm: Yeomans Keyline Plan by P.A. Yeomans a try. After…
Attractive ornamental or pesky pasture invader? Silver bluestem excels in both roles.
Its wide distribution and importance to the prairie ecosystem have made little bluestem the state grass of Kansas.
Looking for an easy introduction to the complex topic of grazing management? Give this bulletin a try—Intensive Grazing: An Introductory Homestudy Course by Burt Smith. Intensive Grazing starts with information, introducing the three necessities of grazing: Objective. Flexibility. Control. Next comes the basics of the four tools that are used to balance the three necessities:…
The legendary native grass of the tallgrass prairie is more than a quality forage.
Foxtail barley may be a native grass, and it may be attractive, but it poses serious health risks to pets and livestock.
Is the thought of planning a rotational or management-intensive grazing system daunting to you? If you are new to the concept, you will probably appreciate this free guide from the University of Minnesota Extension Service—Grazing Systems Planning Guide. The Grazing Systems Planning Guide is directed at beginners and walks graziers through the planning process sequentially….