Is it just me, or does it seem like our insect pest problems in the forage world are getting more numerous? Let me give you a quick update on some of the many fronts we seem to be waging on bugs....More
With the onslaught of checklists and online quizzes that dominate popular culture and social media, my sister and I decided to compile our own list to help our fellow ladies in the agricultural world validate their status as female farming forces....More
“Women in agriculture must do a superior job in the same field as men to prove themselves,” said Delle Bean, who operates Del-Ray Ranch in Alabama with her husband, Ray. “We’re not accepted until we’re seen in action.”...More
Each producer’s situation will be somewhat different because of equipment, storage technique and climatic differences. Hay growers should allow for the effect these factors might have to find out what target bale moisture is right....More
Once a producer cuts hay in the Southeast, worries over the weather forecast begin immediately for optimal hay curing weather. What can a producer do to maintain good quality forage in variable weather conditions? One option that is gaining popularity is baleage....More
USDA looks to reduce ag-related greenhouse emissions by 120 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent; like taking 25 million cars off the road, or the emissions produced by powering 11 million homes last year....More
With fresh fish now in Whole Foods, some Publix stores, a number of Asian markets and in restaurants and other retail outlets in North Carolina, Canada and New York, Taylor Fish Farm seems well on its way to laying a solid foundation for the future.
It was 1947 and J.L Clegg was attaching pipes to a free-flowing artesian well on his tobacco farm. That same year, L.E. Connell and assistant county Extension agent J. O. Hensley adjusted pipes on H. Langdale, Jr. Farm. And in 1951, Dock Jones was using dynamite to make ditches.
Conventional wisdom holds that if cattle were allowed to graze on cover crops they would eat up and remove the nitrogen and carbon otherwise left on the soil in the cover crop plant residue. Not so....More