Water for Every Farm is rather heavy reading, but it does address adapting farming practices to the land.
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.
Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) is one of the most iconic plants of the tallgrass prairie.
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. It walks graziers through the planning process sequentially.Continue reading “Grazing Systems Planning Guide”
Brush up on your knowledge of grass parts, from auricle to tiller.
Take some time on those chilly fall evenings to learn from nature and pull inspiration from innovative farmers and gardeners, and remember to give thanks for the simple things.
Now that we know what brix is and how to measure it, we’re ready to find ways to apply this knowledge. So what is an ideal brix level? Most plants show markedly improved vitality and pest resistance when their brix levels hit 12 degrees on a refractometer, although with care many can go far higherContinue reading “Brix: How Do We Use It?”