Pasture & Forage Management

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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

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Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

June 24, 2012

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn.... Read More

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Grazing Management During Drought

June 22, 2012

Good management can help horse owners get the most from their drought-stressed pastures.... Read More

To prevent injuries to horses, manage gullies by constructing a grade stabilization structure. These structures stabilize gullies by controlling water flow and absorbing stream energy.

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Environmental Best Practices for Horse Owners

June 20, 2012

Researchers compiled a set of best management practices to help reduce horse-related environmental pollution.... Read More

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Yellow Flowers in Horse Pastures: Safe or Dangerous?

June 10, 2012

Dandelions aren't toxic to horses, but buttercups and catsear can both be dangerous if consumed.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Cautions Against Horses Overgrazing

June 02, 2012

Lots of rain means lots of grass. Keep your horse healthy and from overgrazing with these tips.... Read More

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Kentucky Hay Yields Down

May 25, 2012

Lower yields are due to a variety of reasons and depend on the type of hay produced and the producer's loc... Read More

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Western Kentucky Equine Field Day Scheduled for June 5

May 23, 2012

The field day will take place June 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. CDT at Darling 888 Ranch, located in Princeton, Ky.... Read More

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Fourth Annual UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Scheduled

May 23, 2012

UK's Ag Equine Programs will host an Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. EDT... Read More