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:Continue reading “Intensive Grazing: An Introductory Homestudy Course”
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.
Brush up on your knowledge of grass parts, from auricle to tiller.
Hard to believe that November is already just around the corner! Take some time on those chilly fall evenings to learn from nature and pull inspiration from innovative farmers and gardeners. And while you’re sitting at the table with family this Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks for the simple things. Learn lessons from the bison.Continue reading “Get Ready for November 2016”
Now that we know what brix is and how to measure it, we’re ready to find ways to apply this knowledge.
The reading displayed on the refractometer is actually not a true measurement of the sugar dissolved in the substance being tested.