Brad Schick - Extension Educator

Silage making

Pasture and Forage Minute: Small Grain Harvesting for Forage, Management Strategies for Musk Thistle, Pasture Fertilizer

May 18, 2022
Extension educators review the pros and cons of harvesting small grains for forage this year, and share tips on how to control musk thistle and deciding whether fertilizing warm-season grass pastures will be cost-effective for your operation.

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Cattle in pasture

Pasture and Forage Minute: Spring Weed Control, Pasture Conditions and Alfalfa Irrigation

April 21, 2022
Extension educators explain why grazing could be your best early spring weed control method, review trigger dates to assess moisture levels and pasture conditions, and more. 

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(CropWatch file photo)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Management Strategies for Prescribed Burning, Grass Tetany and Winter Annual Weeds

April 5, 2022
Extension educators share tips on successful prescribed burning this spring, mineral supplements to prevent grass tetany and how to boost the first cutting of alfalfa. 

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Pasture landscape

Pasture and Forage Minute: Pasture Rental Rates, Cool-season Grass Fertilizer

March 23, 2022
Extension educators review preliminary results from the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market survey on pasture rental rates, and tips on fertilizing cool-season grass pastures.

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Alfalfa field

Pasture and Forage Minute: Improving Alfalfa Yields, Nutritional Quality

March 16, 2022
Ben Beckman does the math on why it's time to plant new alfalfa fields, and Brad Schick discusses the pros and cons of mixing grass into alfalfa fields.

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Cattle grazing
Cattle grazing cereal rye cover crop near Tecumseh. (CropWatch file photo)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Dormant Alfalfa Weed Control, Cover Crop Forage Strategies

February 16, 2022
With a late fall cutting and minimal snow, extension educators detail the importance of timely weed control in stressed alfalfa this spring. Plus — why planning cover crops for forage should begin immediately.

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Cattle in clover pasture

Pasture and Forage Minute: Winter Hay Issues, Frost Seeding

January 25, 2022
Ben Beckman reviews ways to avoid grass tetany and nitrate poisoning with winter animal feed, and Brad Schick highlights the optimum conditions for frost seeding legumes in pastures. 

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A prescribed burn continues to be the most economical approach to controlling Eastern red cedar trees. (Photo by Troy Walz)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Preparing Alfalfa for Snow, Controlling Eastern Red Cedar Trees

December 13, 2021
Extension educators discuss the importance of snow cover to alfalfa and how to prepare your fields for Mother Nature's insulation, and using prescribed burning to control Eastern red cedar trees in Nebraska.

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