May 9, 2017
Using spring-planted oats for pasture has great potential, but if not grazed correctly, the results may be disappointing.In recent years, oat pastures have become more popular. According to Bruce Ande...


May 9, 2017
Killing an alfalfa stand during the fall is generally easier and yields better results; however, partial winterkill or a change in cropping plans sometimes necessitate the need for a spring farewell t...


May 2, 2017
Lack of snow cover and drastic changes in temperature in parts of the country have turned alfalfa stands from green to brown.In South Dakota, damage has occurred in areas of fields where ice sheets fo...


April 25, 2017
Photo: OMAFRAStockpiling cool- or warm-season grasses is a time-tested method to fill forage gaps in the summer or extend the grazing season into the winter.“Planting corn for stockpiled winter...


April 25, 2017
It can be a challenge to establish native grasses in cultivated pastures, but they offer several benefits, including alternative summer forage, buffer strips to protect streams, and improved wildlife...


April 18, 2017
It’s often the case that when cattle prices fall, producers look for cost-cutting measures. If you’ve got bermudagrass, cast your eyes somewhere other than nitrogen (N) fertilizer.That is the reco...


April 18, 2017
April is one of the two preferred times to plant cool-season perennial forages. The other time is in late summer.“The relative success of spring versus summer seeding of forages is greatly affected...


April 11, 2017
Mixtures of grass and alfalfa have always been variable by nature in terms of their composition. This variability is caused by environmental conditions at the time of seeding, the grass species select...


April 11, 2017
In the southern Great Plains, forage is grown in the spring and fall, corresponding to the seasonal rainfall patterns. As a result, there are typically forage shortages in the winter and summer months...


April 4, 2017
An early spring results in equally early alfalfa growth. It also offers added frost-damage risk before summer sets in for the long haul.University of Kentucky extension specialists explained in a rece...