SILAGE http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Shredlage Processing Varies Among Operators http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/shredlage-processing-varies-among-operators <div class="field-deck"> New cup test may help operators adjust rolls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A cup method can consistently examine and measure Shredlage to help create a uniform feed, says Roger Olson of Shredlage LLC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/shredlage-processing-varies-among-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/shredlage-processing-varies-among-operators#comments Alfalfa Shredlage Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 27641 at http://hayandforage.com Thick Corn Stands Hold Silage Quality http://hayandforage.com/corn/thick-corn-stands-hold-silage-quality <div class="field-deck"> Moisture is a key, researchers say </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growing corn at high populations increases silage yield without hurting quality, at least not when moisture is abundant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/corn/thick-corn-stands-hold-silage-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/corn/thick-corn-stands-hold-silage-quality#comments Corn Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:28:00 +0000 27471 at http://hayandforage.com Silage Corn And Soybeans: Striking A Balance http://hayandforage.com/corn/silage-corn-and-soybeans-striking-balance <div class="field-deck"> Colorado grower experiments with two-in-one crop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Planting soybeans with silage corn has reduced one grower's fertilizer and pesticide costs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/corn/silage-corn-and-soybeans-striking-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/corn/silage-corn-and-soybeans-striking-balance#comments Corn Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:02:00 +0000 27441 at http://hayandforage.com <p> <style type="text/css"> @font-face { font-family: "MS 明朝"; }@font-face { font-family: "MyriadPro-Bold"; }@font-face { font-family: "MyriadPro-Black"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } </style> </p> <p class="02CAPTION">David Harold hopes tall-growing soybeans growing beside furrow-irrigated corn will increase silage protein.</p> Photo: Joseph Harold Sugarbeets: A Crop For Salty Soils http://hayandforage.com/silage/sugarbeets-crop-salty-soils <div class="node-body gallery-body">Sugarbeets are very salt-tolerant, yield well and have potential to be grown as dairy or beef feed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/silage/sugarbeets-crop-salty-soils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/silage/sugarbeets-crop-salty-soils#comments SILAGE Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:16:00 +0000 26591 at http://hayandforage.com How To Accurately Sample Forage http://hayandforage.com/silage/how-accurately-sample-forage <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take forage samples at feeding time for consistent results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/silage/how-accurately-sample-forage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/silage/how-accurately-sample-forage#comments SILAGE Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:15:00 +0000 26161 at http://hayandforage.com How To Cut Silage Losses, Air Pollution http://hayandforage.com/silage/how-cut-silage-losses-air-pollution <div class="field-deck"> Better feedout management is needed, expert says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lower silage loss and combat air pollution by minimizing the time silage is exposed to air during feedout. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/silage/how-cut-silage-losses-air-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/silage/how-cut-silage-losses-air-pollution#comments SILAGE Tue, 27 May 2014 15:27:00 +0000 25801 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Fae Holin Triticale Seed Supply May Increase http://hayandforage.com/grasses/triticale-seed-supply-may-increase <div class="field-deck"> Seed reps are ‘cautiously optimistic’ about 2014 seed production </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Triticale seed production should be in good shape in 2014, seed company spokespersons predict. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/triticale-seed-supply-may-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/triticale-seed-supply-may-increase#comments Grasses Mon, 19 May 2014 16:10:00 +0000 25771 at http://hayandforage.com <p>This Cornell University study compared nitrogen (N) applied at 0-, 30-, 60-, 90- and 120-lb/acre rates on triticale. The more-green plots show where higher N rates were applied.</p> Photo: Bill Verbeten, Cornell University Northeastern Producers Trend Toward Triticale Forage http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/northeastern-producers-trend-toward-triticale-forage <div class="field-deck"> Winter small grain produces a high-yielding, good-quality silage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Triticale, a winter small grain traditionally used in the Northeast as a plow-down cover crop, has recently gained ground there as a winter forage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/northeastern-producers-trend-toward-triticale-forage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/northeastern-producers-trend-toward-triticale-forage#comments Other Silage Mon, 19 May 2014 15:26:00 +0000 25761 at http://hayandforage.com <p class="02CAPTION">Winter triticale harvested at the flag-leaf stage provides dairy-quality silage while crop harvested a week later, at boot stage, is lower quality and fits well as heifer, dry-cow or beef-cattle feed.</p> Photo: Bill Verbeten, Cornell University Harvesting Quality Forage Under Wet Conditions http://hayandforage.com/grasses/harvesting-quality-forage-under-wet-conditions <div class="field-byline"> Ethan Giebel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Custom operators chop grasses wet, store silage carefully </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even during the challenging hurricane season, Bob and Sam Morgan put up quality grass silage for the 8,000-cow dairy they contract with in the tropical part of Florida. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/harvesting-quality-forage-under-wet-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/harvesting-quality-forage-under-wet-conditions#comments Grasses Custom Forage Harvesting Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:53:00 +0000 25321 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Bermudagrass is one of the grasses harvested at less than 25% dry matter in tropical Florida, then bagged.</p> Stymie Silage Shrink http://hayandforage.com/silage/stymie-silage-shrink <div class="field-byline"> Ann Behling </div> <div class="field-deck"> Cut dry matter losses with these four management tactics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These four strategies can cut your silage losses and maximize quality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/silage/stymie-silage-shrink" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/silage/stymie-silage-shrink#comments SILAGE Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 25011 at http://hayandforage.com <p>This bunker is a good example of silage packed and sealed well for effective feed-out with minimal surface spoilage.</p> Photo: Keith Bolsen