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#ryevsryegrass

By | Grass, Soil Health Resource Guide

Rye vs. Ryegrass Many people, understandably, are confused by the difference between rye and ryegrass. These two plants, despite the similarity in names, are not closely related and do not behave alike. Rye (Secale cereal) is a cereal grain, closely related to wheat, with which it can be crossed to…

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#millet

By | Grass, Soil Health Resource Guide

Millets are a diverse group of summer annual grasses that fit a variety of needs. Pearl millet (Genus Pennisetum) has the highest yield potential among millets because of its hybrid heterosis. Because millets have no prussic acid potential, hybrid pearl millet is preferred for grazing under conditions in which prussic…

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#sorghum

By | Grass, Soil Health Resource Guide

What is your best sorghum forage variety? By Dale Strickler Over most of my career, I actually did not get this question. I was usually asked, “What is the cheapest sorghum you carry?”. I am glad we are to the point where most people realize the cheapest product on the…

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Prussic Acid Poisoning

By | Forage, Grass, Resources

Here’s a more detailed explaination of prussic acid risk concerning varying warm season grasses. This information should be read by all forage producers and grazers alike, to make yourself aware. Prussic acid concern is greatly reduced in diverse mixtures as the cattle can delute out the toxin long enough until…

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Spring Termination Effect on Subsequent Cash Crop

By | Grass, Helpful links, Planting, Resources, Termination

Simple publication coming out of Alabama which touches on the effects of your spring terminate decisions. Your management decision will need to be flexible from season to season. This article briefly covers soil moisture, planting equipment, soil temperature, C:N management and weed suppression. http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/64200500/csr/FactSheets/FS11v4.pdf

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