GRASSLAND BLOG

Fixation Balansa Clover

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

As a serious deer manager, I am always searching for the best nutritional forages to supplement my deer herd. I have made a proven and definite find for one of the best deer forages that I have ever used. It’s Fixation Balansa CloverRead More

Breaking the Columbia Root Knot Nematode life cycle with Carwoodi Oil Seed Radish

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Columbia Root Knot Nematodes (CRKN) are a pest of the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and the San Louis Valley in Colorado potato crop. It can reduce yield and quality, causing economic loss to the grower. Damage to potatoes appears as rough, warty patches on the outside of the tuber, with golden-brown spots in the potato's flesh from the dead females and their egg masses. These brown spots darken when the potato is fried, making the damage appear even more serious. In addition to damage on the potato tubers, above ground foliage may become stunted, wilted or turn yellow as the root system is destroyed causing a reduction in yields.  Read More

Overcoming Tragedy

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

As many of you may know, this past weekend, our office caught on fire.  Read More

The Need to Overseed, Think Green

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Many who care for warm season turf look upon winter over-seeding with a certain amount of apprehension, perhaps thinking the practice a necessary evil. Northern-dwelling snowbirds flee their colorless environments back home with visions of a picture-perfect green oasis in their heads. They rarely consider the hard work involved to make those dreams a reality prior to their arrival. Read More

Cover Crop Matrix

Thursday, July 19, 2018

On April 16, 2018 I prepped an area for my Spring Cover Crop Matrix. This would be a block consisting of 6’ x 6’ plots of Mustard, Purple Top Turnips, German Millet, Daikon Radish, Buckwheat, Phacelia, Frosty Berseem Clover, Survivor Winter Peas, Spring Oats and Sun Hemp. Seeding rates were as follows: Read More


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