April 13, 2021
Photo: New Holland AgricultureBack in my county extension agent years, I began carrying around aluminum foil and scotch tape behind the seat of my pickup...


April 13, 2021
Pasture forage that is high in nitrate levels is always a concern and something that bears monitoring...


April 6, 2021
There are many decisions to be made over the course of an alfalfa stand’s life, including what variety to plant, when to cut each year, how many times to cut, and decisions centered on fertility...


April 6, 2021
For many cattle operations, grazing winter annual cereal grains is a standard practice...


March 30, 2021
The fields are already dry, and the mountain snowpack is far below normal. It’s not a scenario that bodes well for alfalfa fields in California where water is divvied up between millions of people...


March 30, 2021
One look at the Drought Monitor website and the viewer is struck by the vast array of red and brown colors throughout the western half of the United States...


March 23, 2021
If you’ve checked nitrogen prices lately, the bids are considerably higher than they were a year ago. Even so, there’s still little doubt that you’ll realize an economic return for most timely n...


March 23, 2021
Some forage producers have mastered the art of no-till forage establishment while others have not. As with any forage seeding, planting depth is critical, and successful no-till forage establishment o...


March 16, 2021
For those of you who live in regions where lakes become drivable landscape during the winter, it’s now time for the spring alfalfa watch to begin...


March 9, 2021
Having a quality storage system is just as important as having quality forage. Without proper storage, you may experience up to 60% waste in hay before it ever makes it to the cattle...