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Integrating Sheep into Walnuts: a case study on Sierra Orchards

Integrating Sheep into Walnuts: a case study on Sierra Orchards

Want to find out more about the benefits and tradeoffs of integrating sheep into orchard systems? Check out our newest case study on Sierra Orchards of Winters, CA. Sean McNamara and Jeremy Shepherd share their experiences on integrating sheep into

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Integrating Livestock & Crops: Improving Soil, Solving Problems, Increasing Income

Integrating Livestock & Crops: Improving Soil, Solving Problems, Increasing Income

An introductory bulletin covering benefits and considerations of livestock-crop integration, including further reading resources. From the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

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Integrating Livestock into a Cropping System for Sustainability & Soil Health

USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center View this webinar to learn how the Small Angus Ranch in Burleigh County, North Dakota, is working toward the goals stated in the webinar title. Follow along the Small’s soil health road as

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Grazing Cover Crops

Grazing Cover Crops

How to manage livestock with adaptive grazing on cover cropped land, from the Wallace Center. The use of cover crops in row crop farming is becoming increasingly popular. According to a February 2013 bulletin from USDA-NRCS, the four keys to

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Wildfire & Rangeland Management: Mediating Impacts to Conservation & Ranching

Wildfire & Rangeland Management: Mediating Impacts to Conservation & Ranching

A series of presentations from California ranchers, technical advisors, and researchers on wildfire risk management in rangelands. From the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition.

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Integrating Livestock and Crops

Integrating Livestock and Crops

Traditional farms relied on livestock to maintain soil fertility and to use plant material that would otherwise have been wasted. Modern agriculture has tended to favor specialization, leading to large crop farms with no livestock. Incorporating livestock into a crop

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Sheep Grazing to Manage Crop Residues, Insects and Weeds

Sheep Grazing to Manage Crop Residues, Insects and Weeds

Recommendations for timing of grazing, stocking rates, animal selection, and more for purposes including weed and crop residue management in Northern Plains Grain and Alfalfa Systems.

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