Pasture & Forage Management


Rejuvenating Winter Pastures Seminar Scheduled for April 19

April 12, 2012

Learn how pastures overworked and overgrazed during the winter can be revived into productive fields.... Read More


Equine Care, Management Focus of MSU Extension Lectures

April 05, 2012

Topics to be discussed include daily operation evaluations, pasture management, and manure management.... Read More


UK's Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Accepting Enrollments

March 22, 2012

Enrollment is now open for the University of Kentucky's Pasture Evaluation Program... Read More


Earlier Pasture Growth in 2012: Implications for Tall Fescue

February 24, 2012

In Kentucky and surrounding states, winter has been abnormally mild; pastures will likely "green up" earlier.... Read More


Mild Winter Impacts Weed Emergence

February 23, 2012

The mild winter weather and excellent soil moisture have resulted in rapid growth of many cool-season weeds ... Read More


Weed of the Month: Yew, Taxus

February 22, 2012

Taxus species, frequently called "yew" are used as ornamentals in much of the eastern U.S. and Canada. ... Read More


Weed of the Month: White Snakeroot

January 28, 2012

White snakeroot is a warm-season perennial frequently found in shaded areas of pastures near streams or woods.... Read More


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.


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


Plants That Kill

October 01, 2011

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


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


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


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


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


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


Pasture Weeds Video Wins American Horse Publications Award

July 24, 2011

William W. Witt, PhD, was featured in a video produced by 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.


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


Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 18, 2011

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


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