This native of the shortgrass prairie holds great potential for low-maintenance lawns in dry climates.
This cool-season grass can be a boon in the pasture or a bane in a wildlife planting.
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. AfterContinue reading “Water For Every Farm”
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.
Organic gardeners have many good reasons to use mulch besides aesthetics. We’ll give you three.