Alfalfa http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en 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> Striped Blister Beetles Hit Missouri In High Numbers http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/striped-blister-beetles-hit-missouri-high-numbers <div class="field-deck"> Scout for this toxic pest now </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hay growers and horse owners in Missouri should watch out for striped blister beetles in alfalfa. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/striped-blister-beetles-hit-missouri-high-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/striped-blister-beetles-hit-missouri-high-numbers#comments Alfalfa Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:43:00 +0000 26741 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Clemson University-USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org 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