SILAGE http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en 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 Soybeans Are Great For Pasture, Silage http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/soybeans-are-great-pasture-silage <div class="field-deck"> Soybean silage is comparable to alfalfa silage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soybeans work as a pasture crop or can be made into silage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/soybeans-are-great-pasture-silage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/soybeans-are-great-pasture-silage#comments Other Silage Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:15:00 +0000 24881 at http://hayandforage.com Water-Conserving Sorghums (Milo) Supply Forage Quality, Yield http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/water-conserving-sorghums-milo-supply-forage-quality-yield <div class="field-deck"> They also offer harvest flexibility </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The use of sorghums – which need less water than corn and survive in hot, dry conditions – is a growing trend and necessity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/water-conserving-sorghums-milo-supply-forage-quality-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/water-conserving-sorghums-milo-supply-forage-quality-yield#comments Other Silage SILAGE Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:39:00 +0000 24861 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Brachytic dwarf forage sorghum is substantially shorter, but holds its own on yield when compared to the taller conventional forage sorghums surrounding it.</p> Photo: Mark Marsalis, NMSU Ag Science Center, Clovis Mississippi Variety Tops Kenaf Silage Trial http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/mississippi-variety-tops-kenaf-silage-trial <div class="field-deck"> Fiber crop is good dairy, beef cattle feed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A kenaf variety developed at Mississippi State University outperformed two other varieties in a South Korea silage trial.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/mississippi-variety-tops-kenaf-silage-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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