Extension educators discuss methods for controlling musk thistles in pastures this spring, plus recommendations on herbicides for alfalfa weeds and using electric fence as a cross fencing tool to encourage more uniform grazing.
For land being put back into pasture or other grazed fields, this is the time to consider how to use fencing and water systems to achieve more productive grazing. Before you invest in materials and put on the gloves, consider your options for grazing a site and select a system appropriate to your needs.
Current market conditions for wheat along with the price and short availability of hay is setting up a scenario where the winter wheat crop may have more value for grazing or as a hay crop this spring than harvesting it for grain.
Following spring blizzards and flooding in many areas of Nebraska, fencing repairs and new fences are a priority for many livestock producers. This looks at considerations when you assess fence damage, the fence law, and available assistance.