April 17, 2018
Like many of you reading this, I cut my haymaking teeth spending many summer hours pulling a sickle cutterbar mower, generally over stone-infested terrain. My next move up in the world was riding self...


April 3, 2018
It’s no secret that animal rights activists have caused more than their fair share of consternation for livestock producers over the years. Despite some underhanded methods and often exaggerated cla...


March 20, 2018
Well, someday it will. In the February issue of Hay & Forage Grower, I shared a story about Reed Edwards, a South Carolina farmer who had been growing sericea lespedeza hay for about 10 years. E...


March 15, 2018
When brush or woody plants become invasive and begin to ruin forage quality, an economical control program is warranted...


March 15, 2018
On-farm alfalfa hay yields as reported by the USDA have been flat for the past 20 to 30 years, whether considered nationally or in the major alfalfa growing states...


March 15, 2018
With the introduction of reduced-lignin alfalfa, some users are asking if pairing the product with brown midrib corn will result in too much digestible fiber...


March 15, 2018
The low futures prices for corn and soybeans have caused some farmers to consider alfalfa as a more profitable crop in 2018 than either grain...


March 15, 2018
Every forage producer knows that maturity is the most important factor in determining forage quality...


March 13, 2018
I’m not discounting the thought that scientists will someday figure out a way to develop nitrogen-fixing grass varieties, but until that happens, nitrogen will remain our most needed input for profi...


March 6, 2018
For as long as I have been a forage agronomist and now a journalist, one question that continues to get asked each spring is, “Can I plant alfalfa after alfalfa?” Related to this inquiry is the qu...