Alfalfa – one of the most nutrient-rich plants farmers and ranchers can grow

In agriculture, few crops shine as brightly as alfalfa. Often called the “Queen of Forages,” this remarkable legume has earned its reputation as one of the most nutrient-rich and versatile plants that farmers and ranchers can cultivate.  Alfalfa is a perennial legume that boasts an impressive nutritional profile. It’s rich in essential nutrients that are […]

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Plant of the month! Big Bluestem: A Natural Solution for Land Erosion, Farming, and Ecosystem Restoration

Big Bluestem Grass is a native grass species native to North America and common amongst many CRP mixes you’ll find. Renowned for its robust root system and striking blue-green foliage, this native grass species plays a pivotal role in curbing land erosion, restoring degraded landscapes, and fostering local ecosystems. Its frequent use in land conservation projects underscores its significance as a natural solution for stabilizing soil, enhancing agricultural practices, and promoting biodiversity.

Big Bluestem is a native grass species native to North America and common amongst many CRP mixes you’ll find. Renowned for its robust root system and striking blue-green foliage, this native grass species plays a pivotal role in curbing land erosion, restoring degraded landscapes, and fostering local ecosystems. Its frequent use in land conservation projects underscores its significance as a natural solution for stabilizing soil, enhancing agricultural practices, and promoting biodiversity.

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More people are planting wildflowers and natives in lieu of a grassy lawn

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The age of the bright green, clean cut, grassy lawn is slowly transitioning to a more natural landscape strategy. More and more people are planting native plants and wildflowers in their backyard rather than trying to maintain an input heavy green manicured lawn.

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What Should Be Included in a Quality CRP Seed Mix

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If you’re looking for a high-quality seed mix for your Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) project, there are a number of components that should be included to make a good mix. Unfortunately, not all CRP seed mixes are equal in terms of quality. This can lead to problems, especially for new CRP participants. With low-quality seed, you

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