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Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
- 2013 Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies
This guide provides an outline of practices for the management of external arthropod pests such as flies, lice, mites and grubs on organic dairy farms. Left uncontrolled, these pests negatively impact animal health and production. Cornell University
- Amending Pasture Soils Improves Forage Quality and Economic Return: An Organic Dairy Case Study
The success of any organic farming system begins with optimal soil fertility. High quality forages that optimize milk production require well-aerated, balanced soils. Getting "there" takes commitment and, in some cases, blind faith that investing in your soils can actually provide a generous return, a return that continues to pay dividends long after the deposit is made into the proverbial soil bank account. Dr. C.A. Daley, California State University, Chico.
- Amending Soils in the Organic Dairy Pasture - WEBINAR
In this webinar, Dr. Cindy Daley will describe a long-term soil remediation field trial designed at the University Farm to study the effects of a basic soil amendment program on forage quality and yield, with an emphasis on the economic return that would result from added milk production. Calif. State University Chico.
- Dairy Focus Newsletter
University of Illinois Publication
- Dairy Nutrition and Reproduction
Focused research and strategies for dairy farm profitability. University of Illinois, Department of Animal Sciences.
- Dairy Regulations
Federal and Illinois state regulations, markets, and resources on dairy products - including raw milk.
- Department of Animal Sciences
College of ACES - University of Illinois
- Fly Management in the Organic Dairy Pasture–eOrganic Webinar
In this webinar, Dr. Donald Rutz and Keith Waldron of the New York State IPM Program will address several fly pests that attack cattle while they are out on pasture, especially horn, face, and stable flies. Each has distinctive habits, life histories, and management options. Organic Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for these and other pests begins with proper identification of pests, understanding their biology, and realizing their importance in the production process.
- Illini Dairy NET
University of Illinois Extension online resource for the dairy industry
- Lessons Learned from the Drought of 2012 - Powerpoint presentation
- Open or Problem Cows and Annual Costs Don't Add Up
James F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension
- USDA Organic; Substances for Organic Crop + Livestock Production
July 2013. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has released a new fact sheet summarizing allowed and prohibited substances in organic crop and livestock production and processing.