It’s Hot Out There and Shade is Key to Cattle Performance

It’s Hot Out There and Shade is Key to Cattle Performance

As we close in on August, the unrelenting heat and humidity impacts everything we do on and off the farm. We know how serious the heat can affect us, and we make the necessary efforts to deal with it. It is also important that we make the necessary efforts to ensure...
Brittle Snap Damage in Corn

Brittle Snap Damage in Corn

Recently, I received a call about a strange phenomenon in a Washington County corn field.   Some type of pest was cutting off corn stalks, so my first thought were cutworms. But, when I found out the cut off stalks were V8 stage corn, that was almost head high, I got...
Make it Pay When You Spray Your Pastures

Make it Pay When You Spray Your Pastures

I like to kill weeds. That said, just because weeds are present doesn’t always mean it makes financial sense to apply a herbicide – even a “cheap” one. Herbicide applications need to pay for themselves (chemical and application costs) by increasing the amount or...
Custom Farm Service Directory Now Available

Custom Farm Service Directory Now Available

People contact their local Extension Office on a regular basis searching for business that offer the types of unique services that farms need.  Whether it is a source to purchase hay or breeding stock, or people who can custom bale hay, build fences, mow fields, or...
Be On the Lookout for Crown Rust in Oats

Be On the Lookout for Crown Rust in Oats

Poor conditions during the fall planting window have made cool season forages a somewhat scarce commodity this Spring. Producers fortunate enough to have cool season forages, need to take the necessary steps to allow them the maximum returns from their plantings.  For...