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Moving Your Chicks Outside

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If you’re raising chicks, you’re probably wondering when you can move them from the brooder box to their permanent home outside. Your local climate and availability of outdoor heating should influence your decision, but the most basic rule of thumb is that your chicks need to be fully feathered before you put them outside full time without supplemental heat.

Cover Crop and Wildlife Mixes

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A breakdown of Southern States Cover Crop and Wildlife Mixes

Spring Planting Options

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Spring Planting Options for cover crops

Best Practices for Environmental Safety

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Best management practices are methods designed to increase crop yield and minimize any negative environmental impact on the land. By employing a few simple practices, a farmer can have a successful harvest and promote good land stewardship as well.

Preventing Farm Work Injuries

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Longer daytime hours signal the start of the growing season and an increase in physical activity for farm workers. But overdo physical exertion and your back may suffer, leading to lost productivity.

Equipment For Your Small Farm Row Cropping

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Starting a small farm for row cropping? Many folks are “homesteading” in order to save money & eat healthier products. To get started, read our tips & advice for selecting the right equipment for your small farm.

Farm Telematics

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With the growing number of truck and vehicle fleets being maintained on today’s large farms, farmers face increasing work in keeping track of every worker and machine. While that evolution opens up new risk exposures, safety is just one of the value propositions that makes telematics a worthwhile addition to any large farm operation.

Lower Your Feedcost By Improving Your Forage Quality

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For most cow-calf operations, forage is the primary source of nutrition. Therefore, it is important to provide cattle with the best quality forage available. By paying close attention to the quality of forages, you can ensure healthy, productive animals and minimize the cost of purchasing supplemental feedstuff.

Fall-Applied Herbicides

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Fall-applied herbicides are a valuable tool to manage tough-to-control weeds like marestail. Fall herbicides may allow for an earlier start the following spring. Winter annual weeds like henbit and purple deadnettle can be hosts for pests and pathogens. The use of residual herbicides in early fall will help mitigate weed emergence late in the season

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