Prairie Management

 

The Missouri Prairie Foundation strives to use the best and most innovative management techniques on its properties and to help private landowners do the same.

 

Resources for management of original prairies or establishment of prairie plantings:
 
Prairie Planting Guide
Shaw Nature Reserve’s Reconstructing a Tallgrass Prairie — A Seeding Guide for Missouri

Prairie Management articles from the Missouri Prairie Journal
Fescue’s Hidden Secret, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2009

Landowners Guide to Prescribed Burning on Grasslands, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2008

Establishing Native Pasture with a Cover Crop Cocktail, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016

Restoration and Management, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011

Remnants to Restoration: Central Missouri Prairie Fork Restoration, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011

Patch-Burn Grazing and Prairie Vegetation, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010

Native Warm-Season Grass News with Steve Clubine
Warm-season grass management information for cattle producers and other landowners

Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Sequestration, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015

Native Warm-Season Grass Grazing Research, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Differences in Some Cool-Season and Native Grasses for GPC Nesting Cover; Controlling Invasive Plants: Sericea lespedeza (pg. 31), Teasel (pg. 32), Caucasian, Plains and Other Old World Bluestems (pg. 32), Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015

Grassland Bird Outlook, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Value of Grassland Shrubs, Grass-fed Beef, Buying Herbicides, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

Grassland Management with Fire and Grazing, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2011

Fescue Management on Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012

Greater Prairie-Chicken Trapping for Illinois, Summer Grazing and Economics of Weed Control in Forage Management, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016

Drought Resistant Pastures to Reconnect Cows and Quail, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012

History of Grazing on Missouri’s Prairies, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

Bloat-Free Legumes Show Pasture Potential, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Grazing Horses on Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Warm Season Grass Moving Forward from the Drought Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012

Nitrate Build Up in the Soil, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012

Seed Production and Availability; Invasive Plant Control, Vol. 32. No. 3, 2011

Haying and Grazing for Livestock Production and Wildlife, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

2015 Patch-Burn Grazing Working Group Meeting, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016

Prairie-Chicken Translocation 2008-2014; Prescribed Burning Glades and Open Woodlands/Savannas; Facts about Tall Fescue, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2014

Cutting Hay, Vol 35, No. 2, 2014

Notes from the 2013 Patch-Burn Grazing Working Group Meeting, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014

Field Tours of Grassland Management, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2013

Pasture Conversion and Control of Invasives, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

The Winter That Wouldn’t End, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2013