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Horse Forage and Forage Management

Preface There is not much easily accessible pasture and forage information available for the everyday horse person. In this publication, we use the terms pasture and forage somewhat interchangeably....
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Effect of Fertilizer on Yield of Native Grass

Fertilization of native grass fields is generally not recommended in the Southern Great Plains region of the United States. The primary reason for not fertilizing native grass is the belief that the...
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Switchgrass Establishment

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), is a native, warm-season (C4) perennial grass that can be found growing over the eastern two-thirds of the United States, Central America and southern Canada....
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  • 2008
  • March

Dormant Native Prairie Grasses - Benefit or Hazard?

The presence of native grasses in a plant community is a good indicator that the pasture has not been overutilized and that the ecosystem is functioning properly. But what if you or your neighbor has decided to leave native grasses standing over the winter? Do these dry, native grass stands present an unnecessary fire hazard?
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  • 2010
  • February

Resolving the "Wiregrass" Problem

Over the last few years, we pasture and range consultants have received a number of inquiries from producers wanting to know how to get rid of "wiregrass" in their pastures.
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  • 2007
  • October

Establishing Native Grass

High fertilizer prices, the aesthetics of a rangeland prairie setting versus a monoculture forage base, and advantageous government cost-share programs have led to many acres being planted to native grass or rangeland over the past five to 10 years. Fall is a good time to look further into the pros and cons of this practice to prepare for the spring growing season.
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  • 2002
  • October

What Is White-Tailed Deer Habitat?

Quality deer habitat includes a mixture of trees, shrubs, vines, forbs, grasses and other plants such as fungi and sedges. Certain plants within each of these categories benefit deer more than others.
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  • 1998
  • August

Native Grass - Use (some of) It, Or Lose It

This article will focus on increasing harvest efficiency on rangelands or native grass communities. Harvest efficiency is the percentage of forage grown in a year or growing season that is actually consumed by livestock.
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  • 2007
  • January

Grazing Management Will Affect Quail During Drought

If you have bobwhites calling your native pastures home, you probably have more grass than the neighbors. Bobwhites can be a good indicator of grazing management on native pastures.
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