Tips & Tricks

  • cajun ii

    Much to do about KY-31 Fescue

    Paige Smart

    You've decided KY-31 fescue is stealing from you, but what are your action items? How can we fix this?

  • Heat stress due to fescue toxicosis

    Take off your fescue goggles.

    Paige Smart and Josh Baker

    Josh and Paige recount their experiences with KY-31 fescue toxicosis and explain why they won't give it grace anymore.

  • Polywire

    Stop Spinning Tires

    Paige Smart

    I love diversity. I love polywire, strip grazing, and red clover. Ray’s Crazy Mix was my introduction to the idea of diversified forages and renovating the soil. I’ve seen what a difference can be made to forage quality by selecting a brown mid rib variety or using a photoperiod sensitive sorghum sudan. I don’t want to take anything away from the…

  • Double play with vetch

    Balancing Forage Production

    Paige Smart

    The importance of balancing forage production! One lesson that farming has taught me is that there is no silver bullet. You hear a lot about selecting THE right forage for your area as if there is a single forage that will meet the need. In the Southeast, as part of the transition zone of the United States, there is no single forage to meet our…