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  • 2012
  • September

Using Winter Pasture as a Hay Replacement

As commodity prices increase and the amount of hay available decreases, many are concerned about feeding their cattle until spring. Winter pasture, while expensive and traditionally thought of for use with stocker cattle, may fit in your cow management system.
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  • 2012
  • November

Guar beans can serve as alternative crop

Guar is a drought-tolerant legume that was introduced into the United States from India in 1903. Guar (Hindi for "cow food") is an upright, coarse-growing summer annual legume known for its drought tolerance once established.
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  • 2005
  • January

Consider These Things Before Sprigging Bermudagrass This Spring

Sprigging bermudagrass is an expensive investment, but, if done correctly, it will quickly pay for itself.
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  • 2008
  • June

Is Fertilizer Too High to Buy?

As we write this in mid-2008, fertilizer prices have reached all-time highs. How did we get to these price levels and how does an agricultural producer make sound economic decisions in this environment?
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  • 2013
  • November

Study reveals legume-fescue mixture economics

In response to limited information about the economic potential of grazing novel versus toxic tall fescue, a collaborative study between the Noble Research Institute and the University of Arkansas was conducted.
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  • 2012
  • August

Forage Drought Recovery: Looking Back, Planning Ahead

So far 2012 has been a better year climate-wise than 2011. However, the full impact of the 2011 drought on warm-season forages was not fully realized until the early spring and summer of 2012.
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  • 1998
  • September

Sod Seeding Small Grain Pasture into Dry Bermudagrass

Small grain pasture will provide a source of high quality forage, which will supplement or even substitute for hay to carry your herd to next spring. In addition, the bermudagrass sod furnishes solid footing for cattle through wet periods of the season. Sod-seeding permits small grains to be grown in areas where seedbed preparation would not be feasible.
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  • 2012
  • August

Is Nitrogen Fertilizer Worth the Cost for Winter Pasture?

At the time of writing, urea costs about $750 per ton. This means that a pound of nitrogen from urea costs about 82 cents. This is a very high price and leads to the logical question, "Is it worth the cost to fertilize winter pasture for stockers?" I'll try to answer this question, but let's define the ground rules.
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  • 2013
  • October

New testing methods measure soil organics

Traditional soil test methods have typically involved treating a soil sample with various acids and other reagents to extract a portion of the inorganic nutrients in the soil. This can hopefully be done with as few processes as possible to be fast and cheap, and fit the industrial model.
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  • 2013
  • June

Studies examine nontraditional bermudagrass fertilizers

Numerous nontraditional fertilizers are being marketed with little replicated research demonstrating their effectiveness compared to traditional commercial sources of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.