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10/3/16 | 3:09 AM
If you want to boost the nitrogen and productivity in your pasture, plant some clover. Red clover and white clover are the most popular legumes. White clover is tolerant of grazing, but is not well-suited for hay. Red clover is often grazed, and can also be used as hay, haylage, and baleage.... listen now
10/3/16 | 1:44 AM
I grow a lot of flowers in containers and can spend a fortune in potting soil. I reuse it for at least one-year, but always wonder if it's as good the next year or if too many nutrients are washed away. Horticulture Educator David Robson at the University of Illinois says potting soil is... listen now
9/26/16 | 10:36 AM
Warts are a common skin problem in young cattle. There are several types of bovine papilloma virus that cause warts, and they’re contagious in cattle herds. Dr. Mel Pence is a retired professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia. He says the warts appear cauliflower-like... listen now
9/26/16 | 10:28 AM
Chickens have the natural instinct to peck at something. When you set out a block treat for them, they’re entertained with the pecking, and also get some nutrition. Block treats aren’t meant to replace your flock’s regular feed. They’re formulated to provide supplemental... listen now
9/26/16 | 9:59 AM
Botulism is caused by toxins produced by a bacterium in low-or-no-oxygen environments, and can be deadly to horses. They usually ingest the toxins in their feedstuffs. Eating trampled hay, or hay that was baled with an animal carcass puts them at risk. Although rare, botulism can also develop when... listen now
9/26/16 | 9:51 AM
Like most country women, Toby Wollin of Norwich, New York, has many skills. A couple of years ago, Toby and her husband Darryl Wood bought 123 acres of abandoned farmland – and her skill set grew to include clearing out the honeysuckle and multiflora rose, and draining the swampy areas.... listen now
9/19/16 | 10:39 AM
Backyard beekeeping is a fun hobby for people who want to produce their own honey and have a handy supply of pollinators. The insects can be kept almost anywhere, but there may be instances when you have to move the hives to another location. Pat Ennis is the president of the Iowa Honey... listen now
9/19/16 | 10:31 AM
Scott Roush of Ashland, Wisconsin, is a blacksmith. Through his work he’s also become a bladesmith. He uses fire and a hammer to create artful, useful, heirloom steel blades for knives, axes, and swords. Scott has an interest in the early-iron age, and has learned how to make his own iron and... listen now
9/19/16 | 10:18 AM
Dogs get into tussles with other animals, and explore things they shouldn’t. As a result, they’ll often come home with minor puncture wounds and lacerations.  Fortunately, doctoring the dog isn’t much different than human first-aid. Bob Weedon is the shelter veterinarian... listen now
9/19/16 | 10:17 AM
I am proud of my garden and do my best to keep up with it, but by this time of year, the tomatoes and the weeds are out of control. Some people go into autumn kicking and screaming trying to save that last bloom or last bit of produce. But eventually, you just have to give up. James Baggett is... listen now


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