Alfalfa http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en July 14 Alfalfa Field Day Offered In Georgia http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/july-14-alfalfa-field-day-offered-georgia <div class="field-deck"> Extension forage specialist Dennis Hancock to speak </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Alfalfa Production Field Day, slated for July 14 in LaFayette, GA, will explore interseeding alfalfa into bermudagrass.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/july-14-alfalfa-field-day-offered-georgia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/july-14-alfalfa-field-day-offered-georgia#comments Alfalfa Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:16:00 +0000 26511 at http://hayandforage.com Rains Keep Washington Hay Growers From Fields http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/rains-keep-washington-hay-growers-fields <div class="field-deck"> Alfalfa prices stay steady, USDA report says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Washington alfalfa quality is down after rains have kept growers out of fields. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/rains-keep-washington-hay-growers-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/rains-keep-washington-hay-growers-fields#comments Alfalfa Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:16:00 +0000 26491 at http://hayandforage.com Look Out For Potato Leafhoppers http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/look-out-potato-leafhoppers <div class="field-deck"> Thresholds are increasing in Midwestern alfalfa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Dakota alfalfa growers should scout for potato leafhoppers, says South Dakota State University Extension entomologist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/look-out-potato-leafhoppers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/look-out-potato-leafhoppers#comments Alfalfa Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:50:00 +0000 26471 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Sweep nets can be used to sample potato leafhopper numbers in alfalfa.</p> Photo: Fred Springborn, Michigan State University Alfalfa Pests Ramp Up http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-pests-ramp <div class="field-deck"> Stay watchful of infestations, entomologists warn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa weevils, potato leafhoppers and grasshoppers are doing damage to alfalfa fields across the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-pests-ramp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-pests-ramp#comments Alfalfa Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:14:00 +0000 26271 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: University of Georgia Oklahoma’s First-Cutting Yield Disappoints Alfalfa Growers http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/oklahoma-s-first-cutting-yield-disappoints-alfalfa-growers <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Holmquist </div> <div class="field-deck"> Low moisture hurt production, says market reporter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa first cuttings have been disappointing in Oklahoma because of the lack of rainfall. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/oklahoma-s-first-cutting-yield-disappoints-alfalfa-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/oklahoma-s-first-cutting-yield-disappoints-alfalfa-growers#comments Alfalfa Hay Marketing Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:54:00 +0000 26131 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Low moisture levels stunted first-cutting yields of Oklahoma hay.</p> Watch For Potato Leafhoppers Now http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/watch-potato-leafhoppers-now <div class="field-deck"> Pest profile resource is available </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growers scouting for potato leafhoppers in alfalfa can make use of a new pest profile. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/watch-potato-leafhoppers-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/watch-potato-leafhoppers-now#comments Alfalfa Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:45:00 +0000 26061 at http://hayandforage.com <p>This field was hit hard by potato leafhoppers.&nbsp;Many entomologists consider potato leafhoppers to be&nbsp;the&nbsp;most significant economic insect threat to profitable alfalfa production.</p> Photo: Fred Springborn, Michigan State University Wisconsin Alfalfa Pests Slowly Increasing http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/wisconsin-alfalfa-pests-slowly-increasing <div class="field-deck"> Start sampling now, experts advise </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This weekly report of pest thresholds on Wisconsin alfalfa is created by entomologists, weed specialists and plant pathologists.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/wisconsin-alfalfa-pests-slowly-increasing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/wisconsin-alfalfa-pests-slowly-increasing#comments Alfalfa Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:40:00 +0000 26051 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Alfalfa weevils feed on leaf tips and can cause extensive damage.</p> Photo: Krista Hamilton, Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Forage Seed Coverage To Be Part Of 2015 Insurance Package http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/forage-seed-coverage-be-part-2015-insurance-package <div class="field-deck"> Growers in specific Wyoming and Montana counties are eligible </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A program providing insurance to alfalfa seed farmers will be made permanent in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/forage-seed-coverage-be-part-2015-insurance-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/forage-seed-coverage-be-part-2015-insurance-package#comments Alfalfa Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:32:00 +0000 26041 at http://hayandforage.com Late-Seeded Alfalfa Works In Silage System http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/late-seeded-alfalfa-works-silage-system <div class="field-deck"> Legume is no-tilled into triticale stubble </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Late-planted alfalfa can be established as part of a silage system in the Northeast with triticale grown as a winter forage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/late-seeded-alfalfa-works-silage-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/late-seeded-alfalfa-works-silage-system#comments Alfalfa Wed, 28 May 2014 12:25:00 +0000 25781 at http://hayandforage.com <p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:1 0 16778247 0 131072 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} 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mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-bidi-font-family:MyriadPro-Bold; color:black; font-weight:bold;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> </p> <p class="02CAPTION">The key to establishing alfalfa into triticale stubble &ndash; in June &ndash; is a grain drill with press wheels.</p> Photo: Tom Kilger Five Ways To Get The Most From Your Alfalfa http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/five-ways-get-most-your-alfalfa <div class="field-deck"> They all require good management </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa is a resilient crop, but following these five steps can increase its yield and profit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/five-ways-get-most-your-alfalfa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/five-ways-get-most-your-alfalfa#comments Alfalfa Fri, 23 May 2014 13:33:00 +0000 25791 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Steve Orloff