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Home Grounds: Urban Gardens and Sustainable Landscapes

Resource for all ages and all learning levels from novice to professional. Sustainable practices to manage landscapes, urban gardens, and home pests.

What is Home Grounds?

The Home Grounds program provides urban residents and small…

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Collecting Forage Samples for Laboratory Analysis

With any type of forage sample, the goal is to collect a representative sample. The following provides some guidelines.
Collecting a Hay Sample (≤ 20 percent moisture)

Test each lot of forage separately. A lot is defined as ha…

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Aerial Mode of Application (AIR)

Aerial Mode of Application is required as part of other Commercial Pesticide Categories. This is not a stand-alone permit.

If you are looking for more information regarding Permits that require Aerial Application testing see: Agricultur…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: December

This is the December excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Monitor cattle for lice.
Supplement vitamin A, when necessary, if frosted grass or weathered hay is the primary forage source.

Forage…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: November

This is the November excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Watch for lice and treat as needed.
Remove any remaining insecticidal ear tags. Old tags release low levels of insecticide that tend to …

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: October

This is the October excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Heat stress conditions are still possible in some areas.
Horn and face fly season is ending. Remove remaining insecticidal fly tags.

F…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: September

This is the September excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Reduce cattle stress during hot weather; provide adequate shade and water.
Watch for pinkeye.

Forage & Nutrition Notes

Moni…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: August

This is the August excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Reduce cattle stress during hot weather; provide adequate shade and water.
Watch for pinkeye and anaplasmosis problems as biting insects r…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: July

This is the July excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.
Health Tips

Be careful to prevent heat stress–related losses. Provide adequate shade for cattle.
Keep a close eye on y numbers and possibly implemen…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: June

This is the June excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Work cattle early in the morning to reduce heat stress, limit time cattle spend in con ned areas, and provide adequate shade.
Provide fresh,…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: May

This is the May excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Make sure adequate shade is available for cattle as temperatures begin to rise.
Implement y and anaplasmosis control programs.

Forage &amp…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: April

This is the April excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Start watching for horn and face flies, and consider type of y chemicals used last year. Rotate chemical classes.
Consider options for anap…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: March

This is the March excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.
Health Tips

Watch for grass tetany, particularly with lactating cows grazing lush pastures, such as tall fescue or annual ryegrass.
Plan summer y con…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: February

This is the February excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.
Health Tips

Continue high magnesium mineral supplement feeding for cows on lush winter pastures to prevent grass tetany.

Forage & Nutrition No…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: January

This is the January excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Use high magnesium mineral supplements for cows on lush pasture to prevent grass tetany.
Monitor water sources. In severely cold weather,…