Tag Archives: soil testing

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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