The following are important forage-industry mentions from universities and organizations from across the country.

  • Cool spring weather is bringing out high numbers of pea aphids and blue alfalfa aphids in parts of southern California. Larry Godfrey, entomology specialist with University of California (UC) Extension, offers tips for managing the insects in a recent post on UC’s Alfalfa and Forage News blog.
  • Getting the most out of a forage herbicide program using poultry litter in pastures and hayfields – as well the importance of potassium – are among topics covered in the debut edition of Georgia Forage News. The newsletter is produced by University of Georgia Extension’s forage team.
  • Practical control strategies for minimizing the effects of dog fennel, pigweed, horsenettle and other summer weeds in pastures and hayfields will be the focal point of an Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) webinar scheduled for May 1. For more on how to connect to the live stream, which begins at 10 a.m. CDT, click here.
  • The Sheboygan County (WI) Forage Council will hold its final auction of the 2012-13 season tomorrow, April 10, at Chissy’s Pub & Grill in Waldo. Results from previous sales are available on the University of Wisconsin Extension-Sheboygan County website.
  • Research results and recommendations on the production and management of forages, corn, small grains and other crops are featured in the Ohio Agronomy Guide, 14th Edition. The 158-page manual is available for $14.50 through Ohio State University Extension’s eStore.