Pasture & Forage Management

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Rider Safety Program Releases Booklet on Pasture Safety

November 23, 2012

Topics covered include herd behavior, bringing horses in and turning them out, and pasture maintenance.... Read More

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Winter Horse Care Tips for Owners

November 23, 2012

Horses can live outside in comfort year round with a few amenities provided by their owners.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Common Milkweed

November 16, 2012

Common milkweed produces cardiac-glycosides that are toxic to horses and can cause death within 24 hours.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned that Ragwort in UK "Worse than Ever"

October 07, 2012

Ragwort is a poisonous weed for horses which results resulting in liver damage and, sometimes, death.... Read More

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Fall Armyworm Captures Hit All-Time High

September 27, 2012

Fall armyworms should not affect horses' health or be confused with the Eastern tent caterpillar.... Read More

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Penn State Equine Grazing School, Sept. 22

September 01, 2012

The grazing school will take place on Sept. 22 and will cover a variety of pasture and forage related topics.... Read More

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Fall Pasture Management Following a Drought

August 26, 2012

Here are some practical steps that can be taken on cool-season grass pastures to help them recover for fall.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

August 25, 2012

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America.... Read More

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Watch Drought-Stressed Pastures for Fall Armyworms

August 23, 2012

While fall armyworm is a pest of cattle and horse pastures, it should not affect horses.... Read More

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Plan Ahead to Reseed Pastures Best Results

August 14, 2012

The ideal time to reseed depends on the type of forage a producer selects.... Read More

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MSU to Host 2012 Grazing School Sept. 12-13

August 11, 2012

Many grazing strategies will be discussed during a two-day grazing school at the Lake City Research Center.... Read More

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Creating a Sacrifice Area for Horses

August 11, 2012

Creating a sacrifice area can help protect horse pastures from wet weather or overgrazing.... Read More

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Rotational Grazing: Time it Right for Optimal Pastures

August 03, 2012

Rotational grazing allows horses to graze one section of pasture while other sections recover.... Read More

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Extension Celebrates 100 Years of County Agents

July 24, 2012

Extension agents have been providing unbiased, research-based information to Kentucky farmers for a century.... Read More

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Horse Pasture Management Seminar Scheduled for Sept. 8

July 24, 2012

The day-long seminar on horse pasture management on Sept. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass

July 23, 2012

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, gardens, fields, and roadsides.... Read More

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Horse Owners Challenged by Heat, Drought

July 18, 2012

Many horse owners are contemplating hay and feed availability with the persistent heat and ongoing drought.... Read More

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Equine Environmental Stewardship Courses Scheduled

July 17, 2012

Penn State Extension has announced the dates and times of a four-part equine environmental stewardship course.... Read More

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Keeping Pastured Horses Safe during Drought

July 15, 2012

Drought-related toxicity is horses are rare but typically has serious consequences if it occurs.... Read More

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High Blister Beetle Numbers Reported in Texas

July 09, 2012

Reports indicate a higher than usual number of blister beetles, which are toxic to horses, in some areas.... Read More

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Lecture on Chemical Free Pasture Weed Control Scheduled

July 08, 2012

The weed control lecture, hosted by the University of Maryland, will take place July 19.... Read More

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Revise Equine Management Strategies for Hot, Dry Weather

July 05, 2012

Take stock of their pastures and consider other management options, such as providing horses with hay.... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

July 04, 2012

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Creating Hardened Surfaces in Horses' High-Traffic Areas

June 29, 2012

Owners should consider creating surfaces that minimize pastures damage and reduce horse health risks.... Read More

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Safely Remove Your Horse From a Herd

June 28, 2012

Becky Rodrigues provides tips on how to safely remove your horse from a herd setting. ... Read More