HAY http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Hay & Forage News For The Week http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-news-week <div class="field-deck"> Conference proceedings, field day, scholarship info are all on tap </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are several short pieces of hay and forage industry news for the week of April 22.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-news-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-news-week#comments HAY Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:04:00 +0000 25331 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Alfalfa makes better use of water applied by drip irrigation, according to a recent Idaho Alfalfa &amp; Forage Conference presentation.</p> Alfalfa Weevils Waking Up In Pennsylvania http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-weevils-waking-pennsylvania <div class="field-deck"> Time to begin scouting, says entomologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa weevils are becoming active in northern regions of the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-weevils-waking-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-weevils-waking-pennsylvania#comments Alfalfa Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:58:00 +0000 25311 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Clemson University, USDA, Bugwood.org Nebraska Growers Hold On To Hay http://hayandforage.com/hay/nebraska-growers-hold-hay <div class="field-deck"> Dry-weather concerns slow sales ahead of new crop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nebraska hay growers are reluctant to clear their hay inventories with another dry growing season looming. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/nebraska-growers-hold-hay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/nebraska-growers-hold-hay#comments HAY Hay Marketing Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:44:00 +0000 25291 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Prospects for continued drought have many Nebraska growers nervous heading into the upcoming growing season, says Barb Kinnan of the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association.</p> Arkansas Hay Inventory Is Plentiful, Prices Slow http://hayandforage.com/hay/arkansas-hay-inventory-plentiful-prices-slow <div class="field-deck"> Bermudagrass small squares bring $200-220/ton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Horse hay sales have been sluggish in northeastern Arkansas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/arkansas-hay-inventory-plentiful-prices-slow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/arkansas-hay-inventory-plentiful-prices-slow#comments HAY Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:37:00 +0000 25281 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Arkansas hay grower Steven Hill, right, says he has more hay in inventory than is usual for this time of year. Also pictured is Steven&rsquo;s dad, Ronnie.</p> Photo: Hill Hay Farms, Inc. Midwestern Alfalfa Winterkill Won’t Be Widespread, Experts Predict http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/midwestern-alfalfa-winterkill-won-t-be-widespread-experts-predict <div class="field-deck"> Early assessments estimate damage will be less severe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa winterkill in the Midwest won't be as severe as it was last year, forage specialist predicts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/midwestern-alfalfa-winterkill-won-t-be-widespread-experts-predict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/midwestern-alfalfa-winterkill-won-t-be-widespread-experts-predict#comments Alfalfa Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:16:00 +0000 25271 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Alfalfa fields in most parts of the Midwest came through the winter in better shape this year, says University of Wisconsin forage specialist Dan Undersander, than 2013 stands like this one, showing winterkill damage.</p> New U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center Director Selected http://hayandforage.com/hay/new-us-dairy-forage-research-center-director-selected <div class="field-deck"> Mark Boggess offers background in animal science, production </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mark Boggess has been named director of the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/new-us-dairy-forage-research-center-director-selected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/new-us-dairy-forage-research-center-director-selected#comments HAY Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 25201 at http://hayandforage.com Washington Hay Group Plans Spring Field Day http://hayandforage.com/hay/washington-hay-group-plans-spring-field-day <div class="field-deck"> Seedbed prep, herbicides and equipment featured </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Northeast Washington Hay Growers Association will hold a May 10 field day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/washington-hay-group-plans-spring-field-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/washington-hay-group-plans-spring-field-day#comments HAY Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:39:00 +0000 25191 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Hay tools will be discussed at the May 10 Northeast Washington Hay Growers Association field day.</p> Know Your Alfalfa Seeding Rate http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/know-your-alfalfa-seeding-rate <div class="field-deck"> Seed sizes and shapes complicate calculations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paying closer attention to alfalfa seeding rates would help many growers boost their bottom line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/know-your-alfalfa-seeding-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/know-your-alfalfa-seeding-rate#comments Alfalfa Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:56:00 +0000 25181 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Calibrating seeders and knowing actual seeding rates can save growers money, says Marvin Hall, Penn State University Extension forage specialist.</p> Damp Soils Slow Indiana Alfalfa Seeding http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/damp-soils-slow-indiana-alfalfa-seeding <div class="field-deck"> Later plantings will require increased management </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wet soils have delayed spring plantings for many Indiana alfalfa growers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/damp-soils-slow-indiana-alfalfa-seeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/damp-soils-slow-indiana-alfalfa-seeding#comments Alfalfa Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:33:00 +0000 25161 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Wet conditions in Indiana have many alfalfa growers delaying spring seeding, reports Purdue forage specialist Keith Johnson.</p> Will Stem Maggots Push Up Southeastern Hay Prices? http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices <div class="field-deck"> Bermudagrass pest control could be passed on to buyers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Alabama grower may raise his hay prices if bermudagrass stem maggots need to be controlled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices#comments Grasses Hay Marketing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 25151 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Keeping bermudagrass stem maggots in check could affect buyers of Southeastern hay this year, says Alabama grower Thomas Ridgeway.</p> Photo: Circle R Farms