What’s Next?

Selecting Winter Forages to Follow Warm Season Annuals. Following last summer’s drought, many beef producers converted thin tall fescue stands into annual rotations of cool and warm season forages to provide emergency forage. Most of the summer species like sorghum x sudan, pearl millet, or crabgrass are already planted and are producing high-quality forage. WhileContinue reading “What’s Next?”

Prevent Fescue Seeds from Maturing in Anticipation of Fall Pasture Renovation

Tall Fescue is the most common cool-season forage in the eastern US, and much of it is infected with a toxic fungus that lives in the plant (called the “endophyte”).  There are many solutions to the problem of toxic fescue, but none better than killing out old stands and planting an exciting new type ofContinue reading “Prevent Fescue Seeds from Maturing in Anticipation of Fall Pasture Renovation”

Freezing, thawing aid in seeding legumes over thinning pastures this winter

Duane Dailey | Published January 29, 2020 Source: Craig Roberts, 573-882-0481  COLUMBIA, Mo. – Present weather with frequent freezing and thawing helps farmers overseed weakened pastures. Natural fluctuations in soil help work broadcast seed into thinned grass stands.  “It’s no-till help,” says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.  Thin stands of grass causedContinue reading “Freezing, thawing aid in seeding legumes over thinning pastures this winter”

Tall Fescue Revisited: Establishing Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue as a solution to Fescue Toxicosis

Dr. Matt Poore Tall Fescue.   It performs better than any other cool season perennial grass over most of the Mid-atlantic and Mid-South of the USA.   It can be stockpiled to provide winter grazing that can nearly eliminate the winter hay feeding season with good planning and help from mother nature.  While it is not wellContinue reading “Tall Fescue Revisited: Establishing Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue as a solution to Fescue Toxicosis”