It’s often said that if you’re a cow-calf operator, your job is to run cows that produce healthy calves every year. And the most efficient path to that goal is to maintain pastures that yield nourishing forage and limits the need for supplemental feeding....More
Mesquite is one of the biggest enemies faced by southwestern ranchers. The bushy, deep-rooted plant populates pastures by the millions across much of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, robbing grass of precious water and limiting much-needed grazing. Its thorns can injure cattle and horses. And they’ve done their damage on more than one pair of chaps....More
Angela Clark, DVM, talks about better forage for cows and calves through proactive pasture management. She says that pastures with good quality grass and few weeds can help cows maintain a body condition of 5, perfect for breeding....More
When Tom Coats bought pastureland neighboring his Mountain Grove, MO, dairy farm in 2005, he thought it just needed a brush hog. Set the brush back, let sunlight hit the grass, and maybe it would come around. It didn't....More
If there’s good to be found during the dead of winter, it’s that it sure beats busting brush during the heat of summer. And that’s exactly what you can do using a couple of convenient dormant-season treatment options....More
Dow Pasture Solutions Resources
Weed and Brush Identification Effectively managing weeds or undesirable vegetation in rangeland, pastures and Conservation Reserve Program acres begins with an understanding of what you’re up against. Annuals, perennials, woody trees and shrubs each can require a unique approach.
Forage Management Dow AgroSciences has compiled tools and resources to help you more effectively manage your forage. As these resources include geographic-specific recommendations and methodologies for managing forage, you can select your state and be directed to the appropriate site.
Products and Treatments Dow AgroSciences offers a full line of products designed to suit nearly any rangeland or pasture management situation. Check out the best products for your individual situation and management goals, view separate product pages, use our Find Your Solutions tool, or download a Product Portfolio Detailer developed specifically for your market.
Pasture Improvement Guide This booklet provides a comprehensive look at a variety of pasture issues including, economics of pasture weed control, how weeds and brush can team up and how to control them and pasture improvement: 5 phases.
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