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  • Corn Crop Considerations after Record Rainfall

    djhudson on Farming in Vermont
    Corn Crop Considerations after Record Rainfall b y Daniel Hudson, Agronomist, UVM Extension Every year offers particular challenges to corn growers.  In much of New England, the challenges of the 2011 planting season are tied to excessive precipitation; some areas received seven inches of rain in less than 36 hours!  Here are a few questions…[Read more]
    Posted June 01, 2011.
  • Concerns about Smooth Bedstraw

    Concerns about Smooth Bedstraw
    djhudson on Farming in Vermont
    There has been more than one farmer interested in learning more about smooth bedstraw this spring.  This unpalatable weed can be very invasive, and it reproduces relatively early.  Some interesting facts that can help you manage this weed include: The seeds are viable even when they are still green The seeds are only viable in the soil for [...]
    Posted May 20, 2011.
  • Did the Over-Seeded Red Clover 'Catch'?

    Did the Over-Seeded Red Clover 'Catch'?
    djhudson on Farming in Vermont
    Seedlings need light, moisture, and nutrients to survive in the field.  In most early-spring pasture over-seeding situations, the moisture and nutrients are probably not the major limitation to success.  With rapidly growing perennial pasture plants, light often limits success, so it is important to monitor how the seedlings are doing. …[Read more]
    Posted May 19, 2011.
  • Seedling Progress in Overseeded Pastures

    Seedling Progress in Overseeded Pastures
    djhudson on Farming in Vermont
    Several Vermont farmers are working with UVM Extension on pasture and hay field renovation projects.  The snow stayed longer than usual this spring and in many cases the ground was not frozen underneath, so opportunities for true “frost-seeding” were sparse.  That said, overseeding can still work, but it requires more careful managment, and there…[Read more]
    Posted May 02, 2011.