Cattle play a key role in rebuilding soil at Nichols Farms Ltd. in Bridgewater, Iowa. Livestock grazing and forage production work hand in hand to renew organic matter and to increase beef production.
Cover crops are rejuvenating lackluster hayfields on Darrell Oswald’s cow-calf operation near Wing, North Dakota.
Here’s how some perennial grasses can lower soil salinity.
Experimenting with pulse crops leads to a diverse no-till system.
Leave enough crop residue to protect soil and to ensure nutrient cycling.
Warm-season grass crops can fill a gap when others fail.
With a new production year about to unfold, it’s a good time to take a closer look at crop input costs and see how these might be restructured.
Poor-quality drinking water can wreak havoc on the health and performance of livestock.
Fall management of legumes – particularly alfalfa – can make or break next year’s crop. Preventing winterkill is critical.