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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Mar 31, 2019

Last year's mud has carried over through the winter and we're looking at a rough start to spring grazing. With more rain expected, it may be time to reconsider how we pasture our livestock. Management intensive Grazing is a method that keeps the animals moving and therefore reduces their impact on the pasture. We also...

Mar 24, 2019

After the Parkersburg livestock prices (through 4:56) we talk about why it's important to pay attention to compaction and steps you can take to get a start on remediating ruts and get a good planting this spring. *correction, the article referenced was by Sara Schafer and was published by Farm Journal

Mar 17, 2019

Mode of Action vs. Site of Action, Restricted Use vs. Restricted Entry. This episode we work on deciphering all these things while helping you create a system to protect yourself and your farm when working with pesticides.

Mar 10, 2019

Keeping the right records for pesticide application is more than knowing the spray dates for your applicator license.  Spray records can help improve the efficacy of the application and save you money by not over or under spraying.  Important things to consider are the mode of action, re-entry times, spray...

Mar 3, 2019

After last year's rain every one is hoping to have a little less mud.  But, the rains did more than make mud. Soil nutrients were leached out, nitrogen building bacteria were drowned, and soil structure was compromised.  Learn how to save money on fertilizer and what soil testing can do to help prepare your soils for a...