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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Drilling Cover Crops into Vegetable Fields

Drilling Cover Crops into Vegetable Fields. Check out this photo album on our facebook page of The Farm at VYCC using one of our No Till Drills to plant winter rye cover crops into their veggie fields.

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Tillage Radish: An Exciting Pasture Plant

Our no-till drill saw a lot of pasture activity during summer of 2012 and one of the many exciting things we experimented with seeding was tillage radish. Unlike the little red radishes you find in your salad, the tillage radish is a large tap-rooted variety that has the ability to grow several inches long in […]

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