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Using Annuals to Supplement Perennial Forages

From April Wilson, Resource Conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service The drought that started last fall and consumed hay supplies has livestock producers worried about fall and winter forages. Thin pastures have folks considering using winter annuals to supplement predominately cool-season grass fields. Thankfully the rains have started falling again and fall forage is looking more…

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Taking Your Forage Program to the Next Level

GALENA, Mo. — The drought of 2018 in Missouri really began in the fall of 2017 according to Tim Schnakenberg, field specialist in agronomy with University of Missouri Extension. “It was an exceptionally dry fall and winter for some, then we had a cold April, the hottest May on Missouri record followed by an exceptionally…

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Warm Season Grass Tour Aug. 30 Near Pottersville

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Warm season grasses are a good way to mitigate drought, provide good quality forage, and offer wildlife habitat. A warm season grass tour will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 at the McKee Farm near Pottersville for producers who want to discuss this issue. To…

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