HAY http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en U.S. Alfalfa Production To Grow By 11% In 2014, USDA Reports http://hayandforage.com/hay/us-alfalfa-production-grow-11-2014-usda-reports <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Holmquist </div> <div class="field-deck"> Good haying season for most of country brought about the boost </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. alfalfa-hay crop should be one of the most robust on record, with an expected growth of 11% over last year's total, according to USDA. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/us-alfalfa-production-grow-11-2014-usda-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/us-alfalfa-production-grow-11-2014-usda-reports#comments HAY Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:49:00 +0000 27061 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Alfalfa-hay production will likely increase by more than 6 million tons this year, according to USDA&#39;s recent <em>Crop Production </em>report.</p> Kansas Forage And Grassland Council Revives http://hayandforage.com/hay/kansas-forage-and-grassland-council-revives <div class="field-deck"> The group’s September event will focus on national issues </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The revitalized Kansas Forage And Grassland Council is getting involved in national issues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/kansas-forage-and-grassland-council-revives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/kansas-forage-and-grassland-council-revives#comments HAY Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:29:00 +0000 27041 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Forage and grassland council meetings, like this August one hosted by the Southeast Minnesota Forage Council, allow growers to learn from current University researchers - and from each other.</p> Photo: Fae Holin National Hay Association Conference Is Sept. 18-20 http://hayandforage.com/hay/national-hay-association-conference-sept-18-20 <div class="field-deck"> Annual event offers equipment inspections, networking options </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Hay Association Convention will take place Sept. 18-20 in Memphis, TN. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/national-hay-association-conference-sept-18-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/national-hay-association-conference-sept-18-20#comments HAY Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:23:00 +0000 27031 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Krone North America will host a tour of its manufacturing facility during the National Hay Association&rsquo;s annual conference, set for Sept. 18-20 in Memphis, TN. Balers, mowers and other equipment will be available for NHA members to check over.</p> Emergency Haying, Grazing Approved For Minnesota Counties http://hayandforage.com/hay/emergency-haying-grazing-approved-minnesota-counties <div class="field-deck"> Excessive rains bring forage shortage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seven Minnesota counties have been approved for emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program areas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/emergency-haying-grazing-approved-minnesota-counties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/emergency-haying-grazing-approved-minnesota-counties#comments GRAZING HAY Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:15:00 +0000 27021 at http://hayandforage.com Thicken Up Thin Alfalfa Stands Now http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/thicken-thin-alfalfa-stands-now <div class="field-deck"> Consider interseeding grasses, says Extension specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Late summer is a good time to boost thinning alfalfa fields by interseeding grasses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/thicken-thin-alfalfa-stands-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/thicken-thin-alfalfa-stands-now#comments Alfalfa Grasses Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:47:00 +0000 27011 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Interseeding grasses into alfalfa will keep fields or pastures productive, advises Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist.</p> Hay Equipment Demos Planned At Virginia Forage Field Day http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-equipment-demos-planned-virginia-forage-field-day <div class="field-deck"> This Thursday’s field day includes weed control advice </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Baler and wrapper equipment demonstrations and research plot tours are just part of the Forage Field Day to be held Thursday, Aug. 21.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-equipment-demos-planned-virginia-forage-field-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-equipment-demos-planned-virginia-forage-field-day#comments HAY Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:04:00 +0000 27071 at http://hayandforage.com 4 More Ag Stories You'll Want To Read http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-more-ag-stories-youll-want-read <div class="field-deck"> Water and alfalfa exports, high beef prices, rain and activists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These stories touch on disputes over water and alfalfa exports, the increases in beef prices, rain in droughty areas and activists. </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/4-more-ag-stories-youll-want-read" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-more-ag-stories-youll-want-read#comments HAY Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:20:00 +0000 27001 at http://hayandforage.com Smith County Hay Show Deadline Is This Week http://hayandforage.com/hay/smith-county-hay-show-deadline-week <div class="field-deck"> Top scoring bales will be auctioned off </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 30th-annual Smith County Hay Show will be held Sept. 23 as part of the Sept. 19-29 East Texas State Fair.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/smith-county-hay-show-deadline-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/smith-county-hay-show-deadline-week#comments HAY Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:02:00 +0000 26961 at http://hayandforage.com Bemudagrass Stem Maggot Spreads To Florida http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bemudagrass-stem-maggot-spreads-florida <div class="field-deck"> Infested hayfields turn brown in mid-summer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The bermudagrass stem maggot, a pest found in parts of Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee, is also showing up in Florida hayfields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bemudagrass-stem-maggot-spreads-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bemudagrass-stem-maggot-spreads-florida#comments Grasses Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 26951 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Bermudagrass stem maggot damage causes a bronzing of bermudagrass hayfields.</p> Photo: Will Hudson, University of Georgia Effort To Control Invasive Grass In Hayfields Ramps Up http://hayandforage.com/hay/effort-control-invasive-grass-hayfields-ramps <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Holmquist </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bulbous bluegrass is hitting Western crops hard </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bulbous bluegrass, an invasive grass, is choking out hayfields, pastures and rangeland in Western states. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/effort-control-invasive-grass-hayfields-ramps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/effort-control-invasive-grass-hayfields-ramps#comments HAY Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:06:00 +0000 26901 at http://hayandforage.com <p>This map shows the occurrence of bulbous bluegrass throughout the U.S. on a county level. Only Texas, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida have no reported instances of the invasive grass.</p> University of Georgia-Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health