Wheat First Hollow Stem

One day winter comes calling. The next day you open the door to a warm, blast of air. If you’re a farmer or rancher considering when to pull cattle off of wheat pasture, what are you using to make that decision? Best guess or measure?

cow calf on dry lot wheat pasture.

(Image: Todd Johnson, OSU DASNR)

There is a way to monitor when to move cattle off of wheat. It combines going to the field to check wheat stems for first hollow stem and the Mesonet First Hollow Stem Advisor. Continue reading