[Podcast] A Russian olive wake, alfalfa thrips, effective dairy management and flying dogs and $2 calves

Season 1, Episode 10

Here’s a breakdown of the articles we’ve featured in this podcast:

  1. Ron Patterson, a horticulture educator from University of Idaho Extension says, “Have you ever wondered what really happens when you cut down or rip a Russian olive out of the ground? I’ll tell you what you do: You invite 100 angry Russian olives to the funeral.” There’s not a farm or ranch in southern Idaho that doesn’t deal with the problem. This article brings some answers.
  2. Every farmer and rancher wonders what the tipping point is – how many thrips does it take to make treating them cost effective? Six thrips per stem? 12? Here’s some Idaho data to help guide that decision.
  3. If you don’t have time to read every management book at the bookstore to improve your management skills, then this writer has it boiled down to just five items – five steps that will help you be more effective.
  4. Irons in the Fire: Whether it’s a ranch dog riding on a bale in the pickup bed or a rancher with a little green in his pocket, it’s not in the best interest of either to ride too close to the edge. Here’s cowboy author Paul Marchant to bring that closer to home for us.

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