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30 May 2014
Managing White Clover Levels in Pasture
UK - By late spring the optimum level of white clover in pasture is 30 per cent of the dry matter. With the right management, it can then reach a target level of 50-60 per cent by midsummer, according to EBLEX advice....
21 May 2014
Manage Grass Through Your Boots
UK – A grass growth monitor that can be fitted to a wellington boot is to be unveiled this summer by a UK farm supplier....
08 May 2014
Milder Winters Cause Grassland Headache
GLOBAL – Mild winters will require extra vigilance if extensive grassland damage at the hand of pasture pests is to be avoided, farmers are being warned....
06 May 2014
Pastures From Space and Cow Microphones
GLOBAL - Intensive dairying may lend itself to precision technologies but grass-based systems can also benefit from gadgets....
30 April 2014
Norway and Tanzania Unite in Cattle Project
TANZANIA – A University partnership drawing on Scandinavian expertise is working to lift beef and milk production from pastoral Tanzanian farming....
25 April 2014
Challenge from Dairy Sector to Make a Difference
UK - The dairy industry will need to collaborate and governments will need to step in to help the sector become more competitive if it is to meet global demand....
08 April 2014
Cutting First-Crop Alfalfa Offers Risks, Lots of Rewards
US - Harvesting alfalfa may be the one activity with the most influence on dairy herd profitability....
03 April 2014
Share Milker Praised for Attention to Detail With Pasture
NEW ZEALAND – A Kiwi tenant farmer has won best third pasture in Dairy New Zealand’s pasture renewal competition after recovering from an endophyte shortage....
26 March 2014
Weather Poses Farmer Headaches Both Sides of Atlantic
GLOBAL - Two radically different farming challenges are being presented to beef producers on each side of the Atlantic....
20 March 2014
Flood Recovery Could Benefit From 30 Day Rule
GLOBAL - European farmers looking to return cattle to pasture after a torrid New Year of flooding could do a lot worse than follow the thirty day drying rule....
28 February 2014
Higher Chance of Grass Staggers This Turn Out
UK – A wet winter and higher potassium forage levels have increased the likelihood of grass staggers....
20 February 2014
Mild Winter Presents Unprecedented Leatherjacket Danger
UK – Farmers in Scotland and Northern England should take immediate action against leatherjackets or risk major forage problems later in the year, seed producer Barenbrug has advised....
29 January 2014
Grazing, Preparation and Endophyte Choice Key To Good Pasture
NEW ZEALAND – The secrets to a good sown pasture are good grazing management, careful preparation pre-sowing and the right endophyte....
27 January 2014
New High Sugar Grass Mix for 2014
UK – Producers are looking forward to growing a new high sugar grass mix this year following the Germinal Seeds announcement of a new tetraploid variety....
24 January 2014
Dry Weather Promotes Fieldwork, Slows Winter Forage Growth
US - Except for a very few showers, Texas remained dry during mid-January, according to the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel....
22 January 2014
Hardy Buffalo Herd is 'Production Advantage' For Colombia
COLOMBIA – Data shows Colombia has a productive advantage as the third Buffalo farming country in South America, says the Colombian Livestock Federation....
21 January 2014
Pasture Production Tops Priorities In Central Brazil
BRAZIL – Pasture production is the biggest challenge to many farmers in central Brazil, a regional taskforce has learned....
17 January 2014
Weevil Control Wasp Must Head West
NEW ZEALAND - Increasing clover root weevil populations are being seen on the West Coast, but the AgResearch-introduced biocontrol is hot on its tail....
Destructive Pasture Pest Heads West
NEW ZEALAND - One of New Zealand’s most serious pasture pests is on the move, this time being reported on the South Island’s west coast as parasitic controls struggle to keep up....
16 January 2014
Getting More From Your Slurry And Fewer Complaints
US – Crop and livestock farmers are proclaiming the effects of a manure manager capable of improving productivity and reducing the social impacts of slurry spreading....
13 January 2014
Competition for Farmland Changes Focus to Short-Term Fertility in 2014
US - Given current high land rent costs and fierce competition for high-quality farm ground, farmers are more focused than ever on maximizing their land’s fertility and fully utilizing all investments in the short term, especially those investments...
30 December 2013
Abandoned Farmland Widespread in Central and Eastern Europe
GLOBAL - A new study conducted for the European Commission suggests that abandoned farmland is widespread in Europe and that not all land that has been abandoned is unsuitable for farming....
27 December 2013
Variation in Land-use Intensity Leads to Higher Biodiversity
SWITZERLAND - If grassland is managed intensively, biodiversity typically declines. A new study led by Bernese plant ecologists shows that it is rare species that suffer the most....
06 December 2013
Victoria Government Pushes for Alpine Grazing Return
AUSTRALIA – An application to reintroduce alpine cattle grazing after a seven year ban has been submitted by the Victorian government....
06 November 2013
Robot to Assist in Pasture Management
NEW ZEALAND – Pasture work could be made simpler by a paddock robot built by leading experts at AgResearch New Zealand....
01 November 2013
Farmers Warned of Grassland Pests Risk
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers are being warned that numbers of grassland pests, porina and black beetle, will be ‘larger than normal’....
What Impact Has Drought Had on New Zealand?
NEW ZEALAND – Drought damage over the last year will be shown during field day events, taking place on four south island west coast farms....
09 October 2013
Weed Scientist: Control Poison Hemlock in the Fall
US - Crop and livestock producers with poison hemlock in their pastures, crops or ditches should consider treating the weed in the fall, a Purdue Extension weed specialist says....
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