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Critical Steps to Improve Soil Health in Pastureland

…nd increasing forage species diversity can help livestock producers increase soil health in pastureland. Overgrazing of forages reduces ground cover, increasing risk of soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Overgrazing also increases compaction…

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Alfalfa Mixtures Helping Extend The Growing Season

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Growing Alfalfa in Alabama
This legume contains high levels of energy and protein. Known as the queen of forages, it is high yielding and is one of the best quality forages for hay, silage and pasture. In recent years, resear…

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Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

…l testing is the first step because it helps determine what the site needs to produce the most palatable and attractive forages,” Haley said. “Acidic soils that lack nutrients will be poor producers. A soil test tells the farmer/hunter …

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Sunn Hemp: Grazing Option for Producers

AUBURN, Ala. – Sunn hemp is a warm-season legume that producers are adding to their grazing and pasture management plans. Traditionally, producers do not use sunn hemp because of limited seed availability. Now, newer varieties, such as …

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Gladney Awarded Outstanding Extension Educator Award

AUBURN, Ala. – Johnny Gladney, an Alabama Extension Animal Science and Forages regional agent, was named the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Extension Educator Award. The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association presented the award a…

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