Aug. 23, 2016
Round bales may just be too convenient.That’s the premise set forth by Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University extension livestock marketing specialist. “Hay production per beef cow has more than...


Aug. 23, 2016
“With many drought-stressed crops harvested early, this may be an ideal year to plant winter triticale to bolster forage supplies,” says Tom Kilcer, a crop consultant and researcher based in...


Aug. 16, 2016
Butterflies in alfalfa fields may be free and make for a good photo opportunity, but they also can indicate future alfalfa worm-feeding issues. That’s the warning coming out of Central California wh...


Aug. 16, 2016
Due to reduced yield and disease susceptibility, growing meadow fescue in the U.S. ceased decades ago. However, the grass has noteworthy potential as a companion grass in alfalfa-grass mixtures...


Aug. 9, 2016
If there’s a need to extend the grazing season or bolster stored forage inventories, oats may be your answer. Late summer-seeded oats thrive in cool conditions, have high feed value, and can...


Aug. 9, 2016
The question of whether to have a specific ratio of calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) in the soil has been tossed around amongst agronomists for years. But does the ratio really matter? And will...


Aug. 2, 2016
The ultimate goal of silage preservation is to reduce oxygen and rapidly boost acidity so lactic acid bacteria can grow to stabilize and preserve the forage. Additives, such as bacterial inoculants, i...


Aug. 2, 2016
Proper mower-conditioner adjustments can make all the difference in producing high-quality hay. Several helpful and easy tips on making those adjustments that may be unfamiliar or underutilized...


July 26, 2016
Making high-quality hay in the extreme heat of summer is challenging as alfalfa often experiences delayed growth and moisture stress, even in moist soil...


July 26, 2016
“Since it first appeared in Georgia just six years ago, bermudagrass stem maggot has infested and damaged bermudagrass throughout the southeastern United States,” says Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia...