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Mixed-species forage crops can have similar benefits as traditional cover crops.
Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.
Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.
Soil health plays an important role in successful rangeland plantings. Here is what's happening above and below ground.
Soil color and structure, the presence of biological activity like earthworms and dung beetles, rooting resistance, and soil smell can help farmers and ranchers determine the health of their soils.
Fire is essential to the health of the Southern Great Plains. Prescribed fire is a management tool that benefits the land in a safe, planned way.
Success and long-term viability for most agricultural enterprises ultimately hinges on the health of their soil. This is true for beef operations in the Southern Great Plains to row crop farms in the Midwest.
Many soil health measures require laboratory analysis. However, there are a few indicators a person can look and smell for right in the field.
Understanding and avoiding these top 10 misconceptions about grazing management can help ranchers increase production of both forage and pounds of beef.