Tag Archives: soil fertility

Probing for Essential Information

Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Have you ever felt like you should check some health metric, but didn’t want to face the possibility that the news might not be favorable?  If my cholesterol is high, they are going to put … Continue reading

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Elements of Soil Health

Every experienced farmer can identify the best and worst soils on their farm, and they usually have a theory or two about what makes them that way. While there are technical words that soil scientists use to describe soils, farmers … Continue reading

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Managing for High Yielding, High-Quality, Low-Cost Crops

Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Feed is, by far, the greatest expense for dairy farms. The 2012 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary published by Yankee Farm Credit showed that on average, feed represented over 37% of total farm expenses, and labor … Continue reading

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Can foliar diseases in forage grasses cause economic losses for livestock producers?

By Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Most garden enthusiasts are familiar with fungal diseases in fruit and vegetable crops. These diseases can induce a range of experiences from mild gardener irritation to complete crop loss.  Late blight in tomatoes, powdery … Continue reading

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