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Story Starters
  • Get your pastures ready in 2023 – With calf prices fueling optimism and prospects for an upswing in the cattle cycle in the coming years, beef producers can take steps now, readying pastures to support those opportunities.
  • Drought recovery advice – Our experts can provide insights into management strategies to help producers navigate or begin the drought recovery process.
  • Does pasture improvement pay? – Unlike cropland, calculating return on investment from grazing land is complex. But gaining at least a pound of grass from every pound of weeds controlled is a good place to start — no matter how you use that extra forage.  
  • One Pass. Better Grass. – Learn how combining weed control and fertilizer saves the expense of an application, while delivering two benefits to grazing acres.

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Rebuilding the Cattle Herd Starts With Rebuilding Pastures
Cattle economics point toward favorable conditions in the coming years. Jeff Clark, Market Development Specialist, Corteva Agriscience, advises producers to begin readying their operations now, starting with their pastures and rangeland.
Tennessee seedstock operation boosts profits with ultimate grazing
A focus on grazing and forage production supports the philosophy at Deer Valley Farm of ensuring cattle get the grass and gains they need. Momma cows are healthy, get bred back quickly and are nursing calves — doing the things they’re meant to do.
Maximizing existing acres pencils out for Kansas producer
Maintaining and growing a pasture-based cattle operation amid eastern Kansas’ row-crop country can be challenging. Phil Perry found success by ensuring maximum productivity from every grazing acre through sound grazing management, fertility and effective weed control — and earning the trust of landlords.
Pasture preservation: Leverage these simple treatments
Throughout the season, troublesome weeds and brush will threaten your pasture, which will ultimately impact your bottom line. Many brush and broadleaf weeds tend to emerge and multiply on grazing acres. In addition to impacting return on investment, this can deter your cattle and reduce pasture utilization. 
Controlling briars in summer pastures
Preventing briar patches from encroaching on pastures helps maximize your lowest-cost feed source — grass. But the most effective control of persistent briars, such as blackberry or dewberry, comes from timely herbicide applications in early summer, late summer or fall. 
Grazing more can help save on feed costs  
Higher grain prices, drought-tightened hay inventories and market uncertainty give producers ample incentive to focus on maximizing pasture production for the next grazing season. Growing more, high-quality grazed forages is an excellent cost-containment strategy, and getting control of weeds is a great place to start.
Help producers recover from weather 
While drought plagued much of the western United States, heavy rainfalls elsewhere made for poor pasture conditions last grazing season. The pasture management experts at Corteva Agriscience weigh in on what producers can do to improve their pastures following a challenging season. 
Summer strategies to keep grass growing and cattle gaining 
Keeping weeds out of the way of pasture production during the summer months delivers the benefits needed to maximize producers’ lowest-cost feed source — forages.

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Technical Experts
Jerome Otto is a Market Development Specialist in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. In his role, he is responsible for research and development efforts. Otto’s focus area is in western rangeland management. 
Jeff Clark is a Market Development Specialist in Alderson, West Virginia. Clark’s focus area is improved pasture management, herd health and feed. Raised on a Texas ranch, he applies lifelong knowledge to the cow-calf operation he currently manages with his wife. 
Scott Flynn is a zonal biology leader based in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Scott conducts research, trials and product testing for the North America Pasture and Industrial Vegetation Management segments. He has a doctorate in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy and crop science at Eastern Kentucky University and a master's degree in plant science from the University of Kentucky.
Sam Ingram is an integrated field scientist based in Savannah, Georgia. In his role, Ingram is responsible for research, field trials and technical support. Ingram was raised on a beef cattle operation in northwestern Georgia, brings years of industry knowledge and is an expert on forage use and renovation strategies. 
Will Hatler is an integrated field scientist based in Meridian, Idaho. He is responsible for research and product development and provides technical and sales support for the Pasture Management business across the western United States. 

Range & Pasture Specialists
Benny Martinez is a Range & Pasture Specialist in Bishop, Texas. Martinez is responsible for prescribing weed and brush control solutions to producers and retailers in South Texas. Consider Martinez an excellent source for stories covering mesquite and complex brush control topics. 
Colton Spencer is a Range & Pasture Specialist in Sherman, Texas. He advises producers and retailers on pasture weed and brush control solutions.
Katie Koenig is a Range & Pasture Specialist in Sidney, Nebraska. In her role, Koenig helps producers and retailers in Colorado, western Kansas and western Nebraska, develop rangeland management plans. Consider her a go-to source for drought recovery. 
Jacee May is a Range & Pasture Specialist in Montgomery, Alabama. She is responsible for prescribing pasture improvement solutions to producers and retailers in Alabama, Mississippi and the panhandle of Florida. May grew up on a ranch in Oklahoma, introducing her to cattle at a young age.  
Brant Mettler is a Range & Pasture Specialist in Sarcoxie, Missouri. He advises producers and retailers on pasture weed and brush control solutions. As a producer himself, Mettler is an excellent source for stories on improving pasture production. 

Leadership Team
Damon Palmer is the Business Lead for Pasture and Land Management in Indianapolis. He is responsible for helping stakeholders across the value chain achieve the delivery of their mission through vegetation management.  
Morgan Bohlander is a Marketing Category Lead for the Range & Pasture business. In her role, she leads the portfolio strategy through a balance of product line management and understanding needs of farmers and ranchers to aid in the development and launch of new products and technologies. 
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