Nov. 16, 2021
Now that mowers and balers are safely tucked away in machine sheds, and the focus shifts to marketing and selling the summer’s bounty. Hay marketing is a business that is built on trust and hon...


Nov. 10, 2021
Forage seed production in 2021 has experienced unprecedented challenges with virtually no popular species spared...


Nov. 10, 2021
Should I go for maximum yield or maximum quality? For generations, alfalfa growers have wrestled with this quandary...


Nov. 10, 2021
Alfalfa’s high yields and forage quality make it a premier forage worldwide. If anything about alfalfa could be improved, most growers would want to extend stand longevity...


Oct. 26, 2021
“One of the major factors negatively impacting harvested alfalfa forage quality is leaf loss,” asserted David Weakley, director of forage research nutrition for Forage Genetics Internatinoal...


Aug. 24, 2021
As the final days of August tick away, there is the realization that alfalfa plants will soon begin to downshift...


Aug. 19, 2021
In the April/May 2021 issue of Hay & Forage Grower, I wrote an article titled “How hay became a four-letter word.”...


Aug. 19, 2021
Plastics net wrap is a common binding material for large round hay bales, but it can present health challenges for cattle due to buildup in the rumen...


Aug. 19, 2021
How often have you harvested a beautiful field of alfalfa or a newly established stand of a high-quality variety of alfalfa, only to find out later that the lab test results were only average?...


Aug. 3, 2021
Forage producers differ greatly in their tolerance for weeds that invade hayfields or pastures. In the West, where hay is often grown for retail or export, there is nearly zero tolerance...