Take Advantage of Spring Soil Moisture for Alfalfa, Pastures April 18, 2019

A full soil profile opens up your options for increasing pasture, alfalfa and forage yields by adjusting your fertility plan to take advantage of the moisture.

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Nebraska Crop Residue Exchange now lists pastures

Crop Residue Exchange Now Available For Listing Pasture Rentals April 15, 2019

Nebraska's Crop Residue Exchange can now list pastures available for rent. If you are in need of grazing resources, check out this website to identify opportunities.

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Adjusting Pasture and Hay Ground Leases for 2019 April 11, 2019

Where there is significant flood damage to pastures, hayland, or alfalfa, should the rental rate be adjusted for 2019? This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates, depending on individual circumstances.

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Options for Fertilizing Pastures April 3, 2019

If your pastures often grow too fast in spring yet run out in summer, change fertilizer timing. You’ll get more grass when you want it and possibly save some money.

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Recovering Flooded Pastures March 29, 2019

Recommendations for recovering a flooded pasture and making it viable again.

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Student conducting research

Effect of Switchgrass Row Spacing on Inter-Seeded Legume Establishment March 15, 2019

This project evaluated the effect of switchgrass row spacing on the establishment of Illinois bundleflower, partridge pea, alfalfa, white clover, and hairy vetch.

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Figure 1. Soil disturbance after disking and interseeding legumes.
Figure 1. Soil disturbance after disking and interseeding legumes.

Burning, Disking, and Spraying Consequences on Big Bluestem Forage Yield, Nutritive Value, and Native Legume Establishment March 14, 2019

A two-year study evaluated establishment of two native legume species into five-year old established big bluestem pastures and compared seven treatments.

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Figure 1. Cattle grazing smooth bromegrass pasture at Mead.
Figure 1. Cattle grazing smooth bromegrass pasture at Mead.

Variables Affecting Establishment of Sorghum-Sudangrass in Smooth Bromegrass Pastures March 13, 2019

This study evaluates how nitrogen management affects establishment of sorghum-sudangrass, thought to be an option in eastern Nebraska to increase productivity of smooth bromegrass pastures and fill the summer forage gap.

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