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Silvopasture

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Thistle Management: A Prickly Issue!

During summer, thistles are a common sight throughout southwest Wisconsin in pastures, roadsides, and CRP land and a popular question from landowners is: “How do I control thistles???” First, let’s talk biology! It is important to understand that different thistle species (as well as other weeds) have different life cycles, and this information is critical […]

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Specialty Mushroom Crops

Small scale farmers can diversify their crop production by adding in a variety of specialty mushroom species  to their current vegetable or woodland production systems.  The following website links provide basic resource information to help select appropriate species and cultivation processes. USDA fact sheets and websites for growing specialty mushroom crops: http://www.reportlinker.com/report/best/keywords/Mushroom?utm_source=adwords1&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Food&utm_adgroup=Mushroom&gclid=COOZjJqqtr8CFabm7Aod71EArA ATTRA Shiitake and […]

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Vegetable budgets

The Center for Dairy Profitability provides budgets and cost information for more than just dairy operations.  You can find enterprise budgets for 23 different vegetable crops on their website, from asparagus to winter squash.  Fresh market vegetable costs and returns can vary widely from farm to farm, so the budgets are best used as a […]

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Hay: Buy the Bale or by the ton

Buying hay can be a major feed expense for people owning livestock since it makes up a large part of the diets of sheep, cattle, horses, goats, etc. Here in southwest Wisconsin, we are fortunate to live in an area where hay is readily available. However, our climate is not always ideal for making good […]

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