Pasture & Forage Management

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Central Ky. County Agents Host 'Pastures Please!' Workshops

January 25, 2012

This year's program will focus on pasture weed control, reducing parasite loads, and when to fertilize.... Read More

Consuming persimmons, while sometimes appealing to horses, can be deadly; its fibers and seeds can create an obstruction within the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in potentially serious impaction colic.

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Persimmon Ingestion and Colic: A Retrospective Study

January 15, 2012

Persimmon fibers and seeds can create an obstruction in the GI tract, resulting in serious impaction colic.... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2012

Plan now to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Equine Medicine/ Gastrointestinal Issues (AAEP 2011)

December 17, 2011

Choke, Lawsonia infection, and more topics were discussed during the AAEP's equine medicine/GI session.... Read More

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Avoid Grazing Drought-Weakened Pastures Too Early

December 04, 2011

According to one pasture management specialist, drought-weakened pastures might not recover for several years.... Read More

Henbit

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Weed of the Month: Henbit

October 20, 2011

Henbit and purple deadnettle are winter annual weeds of the same genus and are often confused with each other.... Read More

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Rutgers and NJAES Release Farm Management Videos

October 12, 2011

Topics covered include animal waste management, soil testing, and nutrient management on small farms.... Read More

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Feral Horses' Effects on Pine Trees and Grasses

October 07, 2011

Researchers found that pine trees flourished in areas feral horses roamed while some grasses struggled .... Read More

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Autumn is Time to Prepare Horses for Cold, Wet Winters

October 01, 2011

Fall is the time to prepare for winter--and that includes preparing your horses for the colder weather, too.... Read More

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Plants That Kill

October 01, 2011

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and removing harmful species ... Read More

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Horse Owners in Southern United States Challenged by Drought

September 17, 2011

Horse owners in the South are faced with "exceptional" droughts and high hay prices as the drought continues. ... Read More

Spiny Pigweed

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Weed of the Month: Spiny Pigweed

September 13, 2011

Spiny pigweed control is accomplished easily by applying herbicides to plants shorter than 12 inches tall.... Read More

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MSU Extension to host Grazing School Sept. 12-13

September 05, 2011

The MSU Extension grazing school will take place Sept. 12-13 in Lake City, Mich.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More

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Tips for Overseeding Central Kentucky Horse Pastures

August 21, 2011

A good pasture management practices is overseeding, or planting seed in a field with existing grass.... Read More

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Drought Continues to Plague South Central United States

August 20, 2011

Horse owners, livestock producers, and farmers are all looking for help in getting through the dry spell.... Read More

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Pasture Weeds Video Wins American Horse Publications Award

July 24, 2011

William W. Witt, PhD, was featured in a video produced by TheHorse.com that won third place at the American ... Read More

McCulley and her team use infrared radiant heaters to warm the air to study how climate change could affect Kentucky pastures' composition and what those changes could mean for forage quality.

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Climate Change's Effects on Kentucky Horse Pastures

July 22, 2011

Rebecca McCulley, PhD, is studying how climate change could affect Kentucky pastures' composition and what ... Read More

Wild Parsnip

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Weed of the Month: Wild Parsnip

July 22, 2011

Wild parsnip is distributed widely across the United States and Canadian provinces and grows frequently along ... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 18, 2011

As lush summer grass grows, unfortunately so does your horse's risk for laminitis. ... Read More

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Summer Horse Housing: Barn or Pasture with Shade?

July 06, 2011

Where is the best place for a horse during the hottest part of a summer day--in a barn with fans or outside?... Read More

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Manage Summer Pastures

July 01, 2011

Assess your geographic region, plant species, soil, and plant stand to help maintain your pastures' (and your... Read More

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Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

June 23, 2011

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring's wet weather.... Read More

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Blister Beetles: Deadly in Horse Hay

June 02, 2011

Owners should be aware of a potentially fatal tagalong in healthy-looking alfalfa hay: blister beetles.... Read More

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Nitrogen Losses in Soil During Wet Weather

May 26, 2011

Wet weather has caused many farm managers to worry about nitrogen losses in their fields, especially in fields... Read More