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‘Free aluminum’ could be costing you thousands of dollars worth of lost crop yield and quality – each year!

Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Minerals containing aluminum are natural and abundant in the soil. Acidic soils increase ‘free aluminum’ levels, which bind soluble (plant-available) phosphate, can cause plant toxicity, and ultimately can significantly reduce crop yield and quality. Lime … Continue reading

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A Virtual Pasture/Plot Tour in Cabot, Vermont

The best time to see a set of forage variety plots is at about the least convenient time of year — right when dairy farmers are trying to take first cut and/or planting corn.  It is not uncommon for someone … Continue reading

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Italian Ryegrass as a Companion Crop and Cover Crop

By Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Click here to see this article in PDF form Challenges associated with establishment-year grass/legume seedings include low forage  yield, high weed yield, and soil erosion. To address these problems, farmers sometimes include a more … Continue reading

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