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The goal of many graziers is to increase forage production and utilization. A key component of increasing utilization is the ability to accurately determine forage mass. While some seasoned practitioners have a keen ability to visually estimate forage mass, the rest of us need some objective help.
When the rain falls, here are some tips and strategies that will help you capture and use as much of it as you can.
Kelly Craven, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbial symbiology, discusses his work with agronomist James Rogers, Ph.D., to better understand the impacts of cover cropping and tillage practices on the microbial communities, and ultimately the health, of Oklahoma soils.
The Noble Research Institute shares results from its on-farm study comparing the production and economics of clean-till and no-till methods for establishing cereal rye pasture for grazing.
Noble Research Institute researchers have been looking at two methods in cow-calf production to extend the grazing season on bermudagrass-based pastures and reduce winter feeding of stored feeds.
Stockpiling defers a forage from grazing to allow it to accumulate forage mass for grazing during fall and winter.
Noble researchers are using sensors to gain a better understanding of the effects of tillage and cover crops on soil moisture, temperature, erosion and organic carbon.
A study suggests that current selection tools, such as genomic testing and expected progeny differences (EPDs), for feed intake should be useful in selecting low-intake replacement females for forage-based production systems.
Hay can be expensive, but here is a strategy for cattle producers with bermudagrass pastures to extend the grazing season.