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Pasture and Environment Management

Information on managing equine pastures, invasive weeds and nutrition needs of broodmares. Instruction on best management practices.
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Horse Pasture Evaluation: The First Step for Improvement - Videos Video Series
There are many reasons to improve your horse pastures, like equine health and environmental quality. But how do you know if your pasture needs improvement? These videos will explain why and how to evaluate horse pastures. More
Field Day Workshop. Photo by Danielle Smarsh, PSU
Equine Team 2020 Calendar - News News

Equine Team 2020 Calendar

10/10/2019

We have a full schedule of programs for 2020! More
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Japanese Stiltgrass in Pastures - Articles Articles

Japanese Stiltgrass in Pastures

Laura Kenny, Dwight Lingenfelter, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

This invasive weed is taking over Pennsylvania pastures. Learn how to control it. More
The Dangers of Fall Leaves and Yard Trimmings to Horses
The Dangers of Fall Leaves and Yard Trimmings to Horses - Articles Articles
Disposing of fall leaves properly or composting them in an area outside of pastures is an important aspect to horse management. More
Walking Pastures - Important Step in Pasture Management
Walking Pastures - Important Step in Pasture Management - Articles Articles
Regularly surveying your pastures is one of the most important and most overlooked steps in pasture management. More
Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures
Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures - Articles Articles
Abrupt feed changes can cause health problems for horses- introduce them to spring pastures gradually. More
A soil probe and bucket make soil testing much easier and sampling more uniform. Photo Credit: Justin Brackenrich, Penn State Extension.
Interpreting Your Soil Test Reports - Articles Articles

Interpreting Your Soil Test Reports

乐动体育注册 Justin Brackenrich, Rachel Milliron

After you send in your soil sample to the lab you wait patiently for your test results, but when they arrive do you know what it all means? More
Photo by Laura Kenny, Penn State
Common Equine Pasture Forages - Articles Articles
Learn characteristics of common cool-season perennial grasses and legumes planted in horse pastures. More
Poison hemlock, April 23, 2019. Note the seed stalk from 2018. Photo Credit Jeff Graybill, Penn State Extension
Poison Hemlock is Aggressively Spreading Across Pennsylvania - News News
Horse and livestock owners should be on the lookout for Poison Hemlock, an invasive weed spreading across the state. More
Foxtail seed heads, photo by Laura Kenny
How to Tell Foxtail from Timothy and Control It - Articles Articles
Foxtail is a timothy lookalike grass that can cause mouth blisters for livestock. Learn how to distinguish between the two and eradicate foxtail. More
Mud_Lot, eXtensionHorses, CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0), Wikimedia Commons
Reducing Mud on Horse Farms - Webinars Webinars

Reducing Mud on Horse Farms

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Mud seems to be a given on horse farms during wet weather; however, there are things that farm owners can do to improve drainage and minimize mud. More
Cicuta_virosa_Myrkkykeiso_IMG_0357_C by Anneli Salo, CC BY-SA 3.0, From Wikimedia Commons
Toxic Plants in Horse Pastures - Webinars Webinars
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Find out which common and uncommon pasture plants could make your horse sick. More
Rotational Grazing, photo by Carey Williams
How to Make Rotational Grazing Work on Your Horse Farm - Articles Articles
Rotational grazing can provide more feed for your horses than continuous grazing- but only if you know how to do it right. More
Tall Fescue poses a threat to grazing broodmares. Photo: Danielle N. Smarsh, Ph.D
Tall Fescue: Potential Problem for Pregnant Broodmares - Articles Articles
While tall fescue is not harmful to most horses, pregnant broodmares can develop fescue toxicosis if they eat endophyte-infected tall fescue. More
"Tuli-Toto" by smerikal - CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr
Pasture Management by the Seasons - Articles Articles

Pasture Management by the Seasons

乐动体育注册 Laura Kenny

Pasture management can be a lot of work- here's how to break down your planning by the season. More
Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course
Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course - Workshops Workshops
Horse farm owners, managers, and individuals planning to start a new farm are invited to attend the Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course. More
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Plants Toxic to Horses - Articles Articles

Plants Toxic to Horses

乐动体育注册 Donna Foulk

Horse owners should learn to recognize toxic plants and be aware of the symptoms they can cause. More
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Pasture Evaluation: Equine Pasture Evaluation Disc - Articles Articles
The Penn State Equine Pasture Evaluation Disc (EPED) can be used to document the concentration of weeds and desirable plants in pastures. More
Equine Pasture Walk
Equine Pasture Walk - Workshops Workshops
Pasture walks allow you to see Best Management Practices in action and think about how you could use them on your own farm. More
Managing grazing can improve your pasture yield.
Grazing Systems for Livestock and Horses - News News
Pick a grazing strategy that best matches your management system for your operation. More
Managing Toxic Pasture Plants
Managing Toxic Pasture Plants - Articles Articles
There are hundreds of plants in North America that can be poisonous to horses. More
Blooming multiflora rose in a pasture.
Multiflora Rose Control in Pastures - Articles Articles

Multiflora Rose Control in Pastures

乐动体育注册 David Hartman

The spread of multiflora rose in PA caused it to be designated as a noxious weed. Multiflora rose can be controlled but it takes considerable effort. More
Fall Management for Pastures: Renovate or Restore?
Fall Management for Pastures: Renovate or Restore? - Articles Articles
Late summer and early fall is an excellent time to renovate and restore pastures. More
A horse with slobbers (courtesy Steven S. Nicholson, DVM , LSU)
Does Your Horse Have the Slobbers? - Articles Articles
A variety of substances can cause horses to drool. More
Horse farms BMPS
Best Management Practices for Equine Farms - Articles Articles
Learn about the implementation, challenges, and results of adopting environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs) on equine farms. More
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