July 12, 2016
“When the last bale comes off the field, the fertilizer truck is loaded and ready to roll,” said Clayton Geralds, a Munfordville, Ky., farmer who bales nearly 150,000 small square bales per year a...


June 21, 2016
Perhaps nothing in the forage production cycle is more aggravating, disheartening, disappointing, or sometimes frightening than a new forage seeding that just never develops. At worst, it means an ent...


June 14, 2016
You can cut alfalfa 20 times in one year or one time for 20 years.This was an axiom told to me many years ago. It relates to the persistence of an alfalfa stand given the intensity of a chosen cutting...


May 18, 2016
In a recent study, where we sampled alfalfa that was standing, after mowing, after raking, and in the chopper wagon or bale, 71 percent of the change in forage quality was related to leaf content...


May 18, 2016
Applying manure immediately after alfalfa harvest opens up windows of time for manure application not available with most annual crops, and it expands the acreage base for nutrient management pl...


May 10, 2016
Upon reading the title, your thoughts probably first moved to something along the lines of “You’re not kidding; it always rains right about the time I get the chopper (or baler) grease...


April 26, 2016
A dearth of public dollars to support alfalfa research was the emphasis behind the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) instituting a new alfalfa checkoff program...


April 12, 2016
Once temperatures warm and alfalfa growth begins in the spring, the ritual of assessment is initiated...


March 24, 2016
The author is an assistant professor in the department of biology at Utah State University. Alfalfa stem nematodes are not new pests to alfalfa but the problems associated with their presen...


March 22, 2016
Alfalfa growers would not be happy to see a field riddled with large diseased areas as in the accompanying image. But, who would have ever imagined that a military surveillance tool...