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 […]
Tags: compaction, Forage quality, grazing, no till drill, Pasture management, Plant density, Tillage radish, weather
Watch Jeff Carter, UVM Extension Agronomist, and Leanna Compagna from Scholten Family Farms in Weybridge talk about how this prolonged wet weather is impacting farms across Vermont. WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
Tags: corn, Forage quality, grazing, weather
by Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Outreach Professional ‘Double Cropping’ or the practice of harvesting two crops from the same field in one year is not a new concept by any means. However, as more and more farmers in the Champlain Valley are starting to look at cover crops as part of their crop rotation, it becomes […]
Tags: Cover Crops, forage, Forage quality, grazing, Pasture management
One of the members of the Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture team was a guest blogger on the Women’s Agriculture Network (WAgN) blog. Check it out! Working Together for Clean Water | Women’s Agricultural Network Blog.
Tags: BMP, Conservation, Cover Crops, grazing, nutrients, water