Renovating forages in drought requires sound management

Smith, Ron
December 2012
Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;12/31/2012, p2
The article presents the remarks delivered by Texas AgriLife Extension specialist Vanessa Corriher-Olson regarding rebuilding forage production after long-term drought. At the annual 2012 Agricultura Technology Conference, she emphasized the need for ranchers to renovate pastures previously affected by drought. She acknowledged necessity of adequate rainfall to promote seed germination and forage production for grazing. She also talked about weed control and fertility management.


Related Articles

  • Forages need time to recover following drought. Smith, Ron // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/15/2012, p1 

    The article discusses why forages need to rest after the 2011 drought. According to Texas AgriLife Extension forage specialist Larry Redmon, putting more cattle than vulnerable plants on pasture and rangeland will delay forage recovery. Sufficient rainfall and following fertility recommendations...

  • Good forage grows 'bittersweet' situation for ranchers. Burns, Robert // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/17/2012, p1 

    The article discusses the effect of good forage on Texas livestock producers after the 2011 drought according to Texas AgriLife Extension reports. Ranchers reportedly continue to take advantage of rains, warm weather and rapid growth of grasses and small grains to bale as much as they could to...

  • The 'D-word' being whispered in parts of the Texas, shouted in others. Burns, Robert // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/ 1/2012, p2 

    The article presents an update on the recovery of Texas producers from the 2011 drought. It mentions their concern that the drought might occur again in 2012. Drought recovery is said to be ongoing in many areas, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Signs of recovery are reported...

  • Forages need time to recover following drought. Smith, Ron // Southwest Farm Press;5/3/2012, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p9 

    The article presents insights from Texas AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist Larry Redmon on the need for forages to recover after the drought in 2011. He says that the producers comply with the prescribed fertility recommendations on bermudagrass pastures to recover the rangeland. He...

  • South Plains cotton farmers 'planting like gangbusters'.  // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/30/2012, p6 

    The article reports on cotton planting and cattle raising in several Texas areas. Weekly reports from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service show large parts of the state remaining in one stage of drought or at abnormally dry levels but producers continue to plant cotton and other crops actively....

  • Texas drought estimated at costing state $7.62 billion.  // DVM: The Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine;May2012, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p24 

    The article reports that the Texas AgriLife Extension Service has estimated agricultural losses due to the 2011 drought in Texas at 7.6 billion dollars.

  • Drought demands honest evaluation. Steiert, Jim // Mid-South Farmer;Nov2011, Vol. 16 Issue 11, pIE4 

    The article focuses on the figures from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service which show that the periods beginning October-June, November-June, December-June, January-June, and March-June of 2010-2011 were the driest season on the record in Texas.

  • Drought demands honest evaluation. Steiert, Jim // Missouri Ruralist;Nov2011, Vol. 151 Issue 11, pIE4 

    The article focuses on the release of Texas AgriLife Extension Service's 2011 summer crop season figures which report on the negative impact of drought on irrigation farming in the region.

  • Drought impact rises.  // Graham Leader;8/21/2011, Vol. 136 Issue 2, p5A 

    The article offers views from several economists of Texas AgriLife Extension Service concerning the historic drought in the state that has led to a record 5.2 billion dollars in agricultural losses making it the most costly drought on record.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics