Innovation is in the air…and on the ground

by Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Outreach Professional (Originally published on the WAgN Blog on May 28, 2014)   The growing season if finally starting to take hold. I have seen corn plants poking through the ground, vegetable crops starting to look like something edible, and first cut hay is on the ground in some places with […]

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Mending Pastures After Excessive Rains

 Cows grazing in wet, saturated pasture. This summer’s rainy, severe weather has had quite a negative effect on pasture quality. Visiting several grazing farms over the last month, we have seen that many dairy herds have been periodically housed and fed in the barn or barnyard in order to help preserve pasture stands, soil quality […]

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Millet: An Exciting Pasture Plant

  Soon we’ll be coming up on the time of the summer where pastures really slow down and seem not to be growing at all. We are moving past the period of most rapid growth for our cool-season grasses (bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and orchard grass, for example) and in late summer we’ll see that growth […]

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Ins and Outs of Livestock Fence Systems

In early May, Dave Kennard at Wellscroft Farm and Fence Systems in Harrisville, NH hosted a fantastic full day workshop covering all aspects of livestock fencing. It was an information filled day with lots of helpful hints and tips on topics such as proper grounding, choosing the right sized energizer, locating it in the right […]

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Fact Sheets from the Grazing Symposium

Four separate fact sheets are now available from Sarah Flack’s presentation at our April 1st Grazing Symposium. Simply click on the links below to view them. Keys to Grazing Success Designing the Grazing System Calculating Paddock Sizes, Dry Matter Intake, and Acreage Needed Pasture Pitfalls  

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New Grazing Guide From UVM Extension

Managing Pasture as a Crop – A Guide to Good Grazing, written by Darrell Emmick while on staff at UVM Extension in Middlebury is now available. The 80 page book is a great read for livestock farmers who want to learn more about getting the best from their land. Check it out HERE Managing Pasture as […]

» Armyworm Alert! : Out Croppings: Important crop news from the field! : University of Vermont

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