May 26, 2020
Let’s face it, there are lots of keys to making high-quality forage, but few are more important than a fast dry down. Other than drying, only bad things happen to a forage crop between cutting and b...


May 26, 2020
Tall fescue gained popularity in the 1940s and 1950s, but that was before farmers knew about its potential for toxicity.Infected with endophytes that produce toxic ergot alkaloids, tall fescue can red...


May 19, 2020
Every forage producer knows that legumes provide a source of nitrogen for grasses that either grow with them or after them. Depending on the legume density, the amount of nitrogen made available can r...


May 19, 2020
Hay & Forage Grower is pleased to announce that C.J. Weddle has joined the team as our 2020 summer editorial intern. She will enter her senior year at Mississippi State University in the coming fa...


May 19, 2020
Are you tired of the weather extremes that seem more common with each passing year? Your forage crops could use a break, too.Cool, cloudy weather patterns, such as those we experienced last week acros...


May 12, 2020
Working as an extension agent or crop consultant, you eventually get the question, “When it is too late to plant (fill in the blank) in the spring?”Every state extension service has their “recom...


May 12, 2020
Widespread frost and freeze events have occurred across a broad swath of the middle and upper U.S. in the past week. Some fields had already accumulated significant growth.Frost damage to alfalfa will...


May 5, 2020
Photo: University of MinnesotaWhat horse owners refer to as a pasture often ranges from a primary nutrient-supplying source of forage to nothing more than an exercise lot with a scarcity of grazeable...


May 5, 2020
This is an important time of year for almost all pasture managers. If mistakes are made, they come back to haunt us for the rest of the growing season and perhaps beyond that.Rangelands in the Great P...


April 28, 2020
Baring a repeat of 2019, it’s safe to say that a lot of first cutting alfalfa and/or grass will be made during the next month. It’s probably a good time to emphasize the fact that first cutting, m...