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Soil health is more than just cover crops
Feb. 15, 2017
For more than a decade, a movement has been taking the agriculture industry by storm. That movement is called soil health. This movement was not born in a laboratory nor by legislation...
A ruminant growth promoter you can grow
Feb. 1, 2017
As regulations for food animal production change, interest in growth promoters for cattle is growing. In past decades, the growth promoters were antibiotic or synthetic chemicals; however, we ar...
New grass hybrid provides feed, fuel
Feb. 25, 2016
Versatility is always a commendable attribute and Texas A&M University’s Russ Jessup is developing a new grass plant that can be used for both forage or as a biofuel...
Perennial peanut provides opportunities and challenges
Feb. 25, 2016
Growing forage legumes in the southeastern U.S. can be challenging. The combination of warm weather, high moisture and sandy soils provide a perfect environment for a variety of crop pests and disease...
New forage market standards needed
Oct. 27, 2015
At the 2014 California Alfalfa, Forage and Grain Symposium in Long Beach, Dan Putnam made a case to change the standards by which we evaluate and market hay. The University of California forage...
Red clover deserves another look -missing page 2
June 1, 2015
A cousin to alfalfa, red clover can produce yields equal to or exceeding alfalfa for two to three years. Wide swath plus tedding greatly enhances dry down...