Neil Tietz

Editor Emeritus, Hay & Forage Grower

Neil Tietz has more than 40 years of experience in agricultural journalism, including work on The Farmer/The Dakota Farmer magazine, Dairy Herd Management, The Corn and Soybean Digest and Hay & Forage Grower. Neil has also served on an advisory committee to the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science, and received the Minnesota Forage and Grassland Council Outstanding Service Award. Neil holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and is regarded as one of the best copy editors in the farm publishing business.

Remove Roundup Ready Alfalfa With Fall Herbicides
Remove old Roundup Ready alfalfa stands in no-till situations by applying herbicide in fall.
Fast-Growing Emergency Feeds For Dairies
BMR sudangrass and BMR sorghum-sudan can be used by dairies as emergency forages – but those in cool climes beware.
Alfalfa Product Is Healthy Alternative To Chewing Tobacco
Holt Tobaccoless Chew is made from alfalfa and other ingredients.
Online Tool Can Help Reduce Baling Costs
A new online tool helps determine which Cordex Agri products work best for different baler models.
Go East For Hay
Eastern U.S. growers expect to have plenty of hay for sale in 2013; Westerners have been hit by drought.
Imported Bale Handler Is Simple, Solid
The Arcusin MultiPack groups small squares into 14-bale bundles or 12-bale packages.
Bagged Hay Storage System Utilizes Air 4
The Air-Barn blows air over and around bales to remove heat and moisture from the hay.
Baler Twine: Know What You’re Buying
Use your baler’s bale counter to find out if the twine you’re using is worth what it costs.
Banker Tells Custom Operators: Rope In Labor Costs
Custom harvesters should monitor their labor costs and may need to send workers home during slow periods.
Cut 40' Hay Swaths With A Tractor-Driven Mower
A cutting width that rivals those of self-propelled mowers is available in a tractor-driven triple disc mower.
Forage Harvesters Face Off 1
Claas, John Deere, Krone and New Holland self-propelled forage harvesters compete against each other in Chopper Challenges.
Kill Weeds, Increase Yields with Glyphosate
Glyphosate applied to seedling Roundup Ready alfalfa outperformed a popular conventional herbicide in a 2012 Wisconsin study, killing more weeds and delivering a higher first-cutting alfalfa yield.
Farmers Cashing In With High-Density Balers
Producers like the versatility of high-density balers and the cost advantages the provide.
Photo: Don McCabe, Nebraska Farmer
Stretch Livestock Feed Supplies With Lime-Treated Corn Stover
Lime-treated corn stover can reduce feed costs when substituted for corn silage and/or corn grain in livestock rations.
New Roundup Ready Grower Gets Dairy-Quality Hay
Gary Carmichael thinks a lot of alfalfa growers don’t realize how much money they’re losing to weeds, especially in the seeding year.

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