Measuring available forage

Measuring and Budgeting Available Forage in Pastures
Dr. Matt Sanderson, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research

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Here are the results of a study in which we modeled two farms that differed in size, grazing management, and feeding strategy. We first modeled the optimal management …

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Carbon sequestration potential of switchgrass

Sequestration Potential of Switchgrass Managed for Bioenergy Production
Dr. Howard Skinner, ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

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Switchgrass is an important bioenergy crop with the potential to provide a reliable supply of renewable energy while also removing from the atmosphere and …

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Decision-Making Economics

Jennifer Colby, Program Coordinator of the Vermont Pasture Network at UVM, Colchester, took the floor to wrap up the
Developing Economic and Energy Tools to Aid Farmer Decision-Making session.

She gave some history on dairy farm economics. Agricultural economists have looked at these economic indicators:

  • Debt to asset ratio (Karszes …
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