Jan. 22, 2021
S A young lad growing up in northeast Ohio, a family friend bought me a chess set for my birthday. Whenever he would come over to our house for a visit, we would play a game...

Jan. 20, 2021
Exceptional cattlemen are not always exceptional forage managers. But when the two enterprises do come together and are firing on all cylinders, it’s a marriage that yields remarkable results...

Jan. 19, 2021
Fire up your Google machine and search for Sherrill, Iowa, making sure that it’s in satellite view mode...

Jan. 19, 2021
The annual release of hay and forage data that defines the previous year’s hay production and year-ending inventories arrived in email inboxes last week. The USDA’s Crop Production and Crop...

Jan. 19, 2021
In an effort to beef up the productivity of existing pastures, one approach is to broadcast a mixture of fertilizer and seed in the same pass over the field. At the American Forage and Grassland...

Jan. 12, 2021
It's now been five years that alfalfa varieties with the HarvXtra trait have graced the pages of seed company brochures...

Jan. 12, 2021
Prudent farm managers generally don’t blindly cut expenses during challenging economic times; rather, they look for those places where eliminating costs will have little or no impact on crop yield...

Jan. 12, 2021
From left to right, Ash Alt (Massey Ferguson), Lisa Baxter (University of Georgia), Leanne Dillard (Auburn University), and Marcelo Wallau (University of Florida).An alfalfa hay sample outdistanced 37...

Jan. 5, 2021
Hay markets have been pretty boring for about the past year and a half. That’s not to say there haven’t been events that impacted markets locally or regionally, it’s just that the big picture ha...

Jan. 5, 2021
There are many reasons why new forage seedings sometimes fail. Too much or too little moisture is always a concern, but moisture is beyond our control unless irrigation is in play. Perhaps topping the...