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Drought Management

Updated February 2018*While the years and numbers mentioned in this publication may be outdated, the strategies and principles listed are still accurate.* Drought can be defined simply as 75 percent...
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  • 1996
  • July

Developing Heifers - Keys to Success

Often times cow-calf producers have a difficult time incorporating replacement heifers into the cow herd with a high degree of success.
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  • 1997
  • September

The Concept of Entropy

I first heard about entropy in a freshman chemistry class. The professor explained how all things tend to move toward disorder unless energy is exerted to re-establish order. At the time, I thought this concept was interesting but of no real practical value. I have since come to realize that I was very wrong.
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  • 1999
  • January

Understanding and Correcting Soil Acidity

This fact sheet talks about acidity's causes and corrections, the amount of lime needed to raise the pH, and the length of time liming takes to work.
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  • 1998
  • June

Improving Fertility of the Cow Herd

Improving reproductive efficiency is not an easy task, but I cannot imagine any other area where financial rewards are greater. There is an old saying that goes something like, "A dead calf has a very poor growth rate." I think that we can extend this concept to an "un"-conceived or unborn calf.
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  • 1998
  • March

Getting More Out of Your Grass

Over the past several years there have been numerous articles, testimonials, seminars, presentations, and short courses on grazing management. The audience for these efforts all work within a unique set of conditions, including rainfall amount and distribution, vegetation, terrain, time constraints, etc.
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  • 2008
  • November

Eragrostis tef - Is it a Viable Forage Alternative?

Eragrostis tef is a warm-season annual grass from Ethiopia related to lovegrass. It has historically been grown in northern Africa for the seed, which is used to make bread. In the United States, teff is being promoted for forage and grain.
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  • 2016
  • April

Cow-calf research evaluates fall, winter forage systems

Data and comments from Year 1 of a cow-calf study as part of Forage 365.
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  • 2002
  • June

Proper Management of Bermudagrass for Hay Helps Assure a Positive Return

Fertilizer, swathing, raking, baling and labor expenses can push the cost of haying bermudagrass up to $30/ton or more. With that kind of investment, it's important to implement proper management to assure a positive return.
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  • 2013
  • December

'Law of the Minimum' prioritizes action

Justus von Liebig's Law of the Minimum is an agronomic theory that states yield is proportional to the amount of the most limiting nutrient - whichever nutrient it may be.
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