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Thinking about seeding winter cover crops in fields currently planted to corn?

RANGE_EAST – As we head into September, some producers are thinking about seeding winter cover crops in fields currently planted to corn. The successful establishment of winter cover crops is influenced by several factors that are discussed in a previous … Continue reading

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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 11TH . . . . .

Hay market prices are steady for alfalfa and grass hay. Demand is fair to good, with trades slow. Southeast grass hay movement picked up a bit as buyers are purchasing to help supplement in droughted areas as well as laying … Continue reading

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Turning Former Cropland into Green Grass — and Green Cash

By Brianna Randall, NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife·Sep 15, 2021 Rex Schmidt and his wife have grazed cattle and farmed for 35 years near Greensburg, Kansas, where the hills break into prairie and birds are abundant in their green pastures. … Continue reading

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KC Olson: Livestock Performance on Growing Season Burns Video

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October 7 Field Day: Control Old World Bluestem & Pasture Renovation Project

When: October 7th, 2021, 1:30 pm Where:  3.5 miles south and 1.5 miles east of the I-70 Westfall and 290th Road exit (exit 233). Caucasian old world bluestem comprised 51% of the vegetative cover of a large 240 acre pasture … Continue reading

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Supplementing Beef Cows Grazing Dormant Native Range (or CRP)

Mark Z. Johnson, Oklahoma State University Extension Beef Cattle Breeding Specialist OSU, COWCALF CORNER – A ranching operation is a sustainable forage production and utilization enterprise. With good management, forage is an extremely valuable renewable resource and represents the most … Continue reading

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International Grassland and Rangeland Congress in Kenya goes all virtual 25-29 October 2021 – Register Today

The Joint International Grasslands and Rangelands Congress planned for Nairobi, Kenya will now be an all virtual meeting from 25-29 October 2021. Covid restrictions have changed original plans but a virtual meeting will be more convenient for rangeland and grassland … Continue reading

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Brush Roundup Field Day, September 17, 2021

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Take the AFGC Forage Variety Trial Task Force Survey

To all stakeholders: Rising costs of testing and consolidation of forage seed companies have led to declining entries in public forage variety tests and many universities have discontinued their testing programs.  The remaining tests are also at risk of vanishing … Continue reading

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Cover crop response to herbicides

As we head into September, some producers are thinking about seeding winter cover crops in fields currently planted to corn. The successful establishment of winter cover crops is influenced by several factors that are discussed in a previous eUpdate (New … Continue reading

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