Forage: Environmental Awareness

Most livestock producers are true environmentalists. Their love of farming is tied to their land and the environment, so they have an interest in making sure their land, water, and air resources remain clean and pure. This will allow the future generations to enjoy farming and the rural lifestyle. Information provided here will provide publications, guides, information, stewardship, and environmental bio-security recommendations. Also, included here will be information sheets to include insects, diseases, and other issues affecting plants.

Information and Resources

Link Pointer Herbicide Stewardship
Off-target movement of agricultural chemicals is a common problem in production agriculture. Although highly effective on several broad leaf weeds in pastures and rights-of-way, the auxin or growth regulator herbicides can damage sensitive crops if not used properly. The Herbicide Stewardship Program strives to educate stakeholders about management practices that will reduce the risk of off-target damage and also provide diagnostic aids to help identify the cause of crop injury.

Link Pointer Assessing the Potential for Nitrogen Leaching From Your Tennessee Soils
The potential for nitrate nitrogen to leach through an agricultural soil depends on several factors, including soil properties that affect rate of water movement through the soil and rate of surface runoff, rainfall, and the amount and type of nitrogen fertilizer being applied to the field.