Pasture & Forage Management

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Weed of the Month: Wild Violet

November 28, 2014

Wild violet grows most frequently in highly-maintained pastures, turf grass, and landscapes.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Mud Management

November 25, 2014

Of the 600 poll respondents, 161 (27%) said they use sand in their paddocks to reduce mud.... Read More

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Feeding in Drought Conditions

November 10, 2014

Prepare for drought long before pastures wither and hay supplies dwindle.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Curly Dock

October 22, 2014

Curly dock grows well in alfalfa, cultivated fields, ditches, and especially in compacted, overgrazed pastures.... Read More

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Lethal Red Maples

October 21, 2014

When are red maple leaves lethal to horses?... Read More

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Shopping for Horse Farm Property

October 01, 2014

Consider these pointers for selecting horse-friendly land, facilities, and communities. ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Horsenettle

September 27, 2014

Horsenettle is distributed across most of the United States, especially in the eastern half and western coastal states.... Read More

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Growing your Bedding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 24, 2014

Managing and monitoring pastures properly can result in the safe production of quality hay or bedding.... Read More

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WEG Dressage Medalists on Ensuring Good Equine Welfare

August 29, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Helen Langehanenberg, and Adelinde Cornelissen speak on how they keep their top mounts happy.... Read More

Wild Parsnip

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Weed of the Month: Wild Parsnip

August 29, 2014

Wild parsnip foliage can cause skin photosensitivity and rashes in both humans and horses.... Read More

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Recommendations for Overseeding Horse Pastures

August 29, 2014

Overseeding horse pastures can help improve pasture production, forage quality, and ground cover. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Grazing Summer Grasses: What to Expect

July 25, 2014

What grows in your pastures during the summer? Here's a look at which grasses are desirable and which aren't.... Read More

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UK to Host Eastern Kentucky Grazing Day

July 24, 2014

The event will take place Aug. 23 at the Morgan County extension research farm in West Liberty. ... Read More

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Advanced Pasture Management Seminar Takes Place Sept. 13

July 19, 2014

Attendees will learn to maximize their pastures' productivity at the event in Ellicott City, Maryland.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Common Ragweed

June 28, 2014

Common ragweed is distributed widely across the United States and occurs in pastures and cultivated crops.... Read More

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UK Ag Equine Program Hosts Two June Equine Field Days

June 27, 2014

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs hosted two educational events for horse owners in June.... Read More

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When and How to Re-Establish Horse Pastures

June 27, 2014

When the majority of a field becomes unsuitable, it might be time to start over. Here's how.... Read More

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Protecting Horses from Ticks

June 26, 2014

Ticks might be tough opponents, but you can take steps to reduce pasture infestations and protect horses.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hauling Hay

June 17, 2014

Of the 1,112 respondents, 514 (46%) said they haul and stack their own hay.... Read More

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Poll Recap: 2014 Hay Costs

June 10, 2014

Of the 599 respondents, 212 people (35%) said that they will pay more than $250 per ton for hay this year.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Farmers' Almanac: Truth or Fiction?

May 27, 2014

Of the 294 respondents, 86% said they don't rely on the Farmers' Almanac for horse management decisions.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Buttercups

May 23, 2014

Buttercups can be poisonous to horses, but the plants are not palatable and animals usually do not eat them.... Read More

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It's Haymaking Season

May 22, 2014

Now is the optimal time for Kentucky forage producers to cut hay to ensure they get good quality and yield.... Read More

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How Many Horses Can Your Farm Hold?

May 21, 2014

Knowing the production potential and limitations of your farm's soil is key to reducing horse feeding costs.... Read More

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Remember Burrowing Rodents in Farm Management Plans

May 20, 2014

Burrowing rodents can damage pastures and cause injuries to horses. Here's how to mange them.... Read More