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    Fertilizing for next year

    Here is a 3 year study on using conventional dry fertilizer, broiler litter, broiler litter plus N and liquid fertilizer. It was done over 3 years to take into consideration of rainfall effects. Note that adding 50 lbs of N to broiler litter got you more bang for your buck...
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    Seeding ryegrass this fall

    Did you use cereal rye or ryegrass? If you planted cereal rye, the rate was way too low.
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    Seeding ryegrass this fall

    I Hope your Mrs. Is allright.
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    Seeding ryegrass this fall

    I planted Monday and poured 1.1 inches out this morning.
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    Seeding ryegrass this fall

    It is going to cost something to winter a cow. We know the nutritional needs of the cow. If the hay quality is low, you spend money on seed and fertilizer or buy protein and energy. I got my first and second cutting of hay in one cutting in July. I have had it checked and it is not going to...
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    Fertilizing for next year

    You will need to add some nitrogen next spring to jump start as litter is very slow to release. 50 lbs. of actual Nitrogen . You will need to add N & K for each additional cutting.
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    Fertilizing for next year

    I assume this is on bermuda grass. If so , remember that litter is short on potassium. Most litter is a 2-1-1 N-P-K ratio. Bermuda uses nutrients in a 4-1 3 ratio. 2 tons per acre (4 - 1000 lb bales) pulls 100-40-85 out of the ground.
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    Pond Algae?

    Here is a good interactive site that will help you identify aquatic weeds and offers both physical and chemical control methods:
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    Feeding Sudan x Sorghum Planting seed?

    1) don't feed, 2) Store in a dry place, 3) run a germination test and adjust your planting rate next year
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    Elbon Rye

    Elbon rye can be no-tilled into sod or if you are broadcasting it , you need to disk prior to broadcasting and then drag to cover the seed. Ryegrass can be broadcast without any soil preparation.
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    Grazing Corn ?

    I saw grazing corn used to grow yearling calves from weaning to feedlot ready size in Kentucky when I was on a tour. It was no-tilled into some ground that was too hill to plow and run a combine. I do not remember then figures, but the producer said it worked for them.
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    Boom less sprayer calibration.

    I once heard the state weed specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension say to try to get 20 gallons per acre volume. He told producers trying to control carolina horsenettle if they weren't putting 20 gal/acre just leave the spray rig in the barn.
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    Army worms

    Here is a chart with what is recommended in Texas with any grazing or harvesting restrictions. Hand written notes are costs per acre
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    Chapparal did a good job in this demonstration. Do not use if you have and like bahia.
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    how to kill youpons

    Since yuapon often grows under desirable trees, you will probably have to use individual plant treatment with a mix of 25% Remedy (or generic) and 75% diesel. Spray a 3 to 4 inch band on each trunk stem. Be careful.
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    Grass Management

    What did your soil sample call for? I am not familiar with fescue, but bermuda uses nutrients in a 4-1-3 ratio. You are on target with your rotation and yu can manage stubble height with grazing pressure. If you leave too much, it becomes less palatable and doesn't have as much nutrition as...
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    Preferred weed spray?

    Here is a list of herbicides with trde names, active ingredients, grazing restictions and whether it requires a pecticide license (in Texas)
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    M.Magis, I visited with the county agent that did the study. He put in the report that they were going to look at adding a higher rate in the comparison study. The pelletized lime has a place because it is available year round where as the fertilizer dealers will only go get Georgetown lime...
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    Get a soil test and see how much lime you need per acre. The pelletized lime can be applied at anytime. As you can see from the result demonstration done by area county Extension agents, pelletized lime is a viable alternative to ag lime. It may be $300 per ton, but you only apply 400 to 600...
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    Was that for ag lime or pelletized lime? I used pelletized lime last year and it did ok. 400 lbs/acre was supposed to be close to same as ag lime. Not quite as effective as ag lime , BUT you can get it any time of the year. Here, the fertilizer spreaders are too busy in the spring to apply it .