Feed produced during a drought may have higher levels of nitrate than would be safe for livestock consumption. Ruminant animals, such as cattle and sheep, are susceptible to nitrate poisoning because of their digestive process. Nitrate is converted to nitrite in the rumen. When nitrite moves into the blood stream it prevents the blood cellsContinue reading “Test Annual Forages Before Grazing or Feeding”
More and more farmers and ranchers are taking action to improve the health of their soil. Producers who use soil health building systems that include practices such as no-till, cover crops, and diverse species rotations have been reporting greater productivity, profitability, and resiliency to weather extremes. Healthy soil also helps protect our soil and waterContinue reading “July 22nd Soil Health Tour”
It was already known earlier this spring that we were probably going to see around a 25 percent reduction in forage production this year due to the dry conditions that occurred last fall and if spring moisture remained below normal that there could be significant reductions in forage production for 2021. While recent rains wereContinue reading “Annual Forages and Cover Crops for Supplemental Forage Production in 2021”
Ranchers should start planning for what could be a difficult year if drought conditions persist through the growing season. There is likely going to be some reduction in forage production this year even if it does start raining due to the dry conditions last fall. If spring moisture remains below normal there could be significantContinue reading “Water Quality Programs”
Tree Season is Upon Us! Please get your sites prepped as we will be doing site visits in the next week or 2! If there is grass or alfalfa in the area where the trees are to be planted, it would be beneficial to spray and kill any vegetation before we plant. Ensure chemical isContinue reading “Site Prep – Machine Tree Plantings”
As we near the start to our seminar on Soil Health & Drought Management we thought it would be a great idea to give some background on one of the topics that will be presented at the seminar, mycorrhizal fungi. While research has yet to unlock all the secrets of the soil, one of theContinue reading “Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plants”
Click download below to get our most up-to-date Tree Order Sheet. We have crossed trees out in red that are no longer available for 2021.
One of the five basic principles that are the foundation of improving soil health and functionality is plant diversity. Plant diversity leads to more biodiversity in the soil, benefiting the soil food web; which in turn can help improves moisture infiltration and nutrient cycling, while reducing disease and pests. By in large, producers are growingContinue reading “Adding Diversity with Intercropping”