Nov. 17, 2015
For many livestock producers, the onset of winter means digging into those stored forage inventories with the realization that any forage additions can only be accomplished by the writing of a large check. Though the nation's forage inventory is as high as it's been since 2005, there are still good reasons to use this time of year for taking a census of bales, silage reserves and livestock needs. For those in the South, a winter pasture assessment is also in play...


Nov. 3, 2015
The seed-selling season seems to get earlier with each passing year. It’s now reached the point where crop seed salespersons start making their annual rounds to sell their wares before the current year’s crop harvest is in the books. Unlike corn and soybeans, there is relatively little information to guide the alfalfa buying decision. State universities that test varieties are becoming fewer; if you live in a state where this is done, consider yourself...


Oct. 27, 2015
At the 2014 California Alfalfa, Forage and Grain Symposium in Long Beach, Dan Putnam made a case to change the standards by which we evaluate and market hay. The University of California forage...


Oct. 20, 2015
Results of the Southeastern Hay Contest...


Oct. 20, 2015
It doesn't matter where you hang your hat or pay taxes, alfalfa will not grow or be productive unless soil pH is 6.5 or higher (preferably 6.8 to 7.0). According to the Alfalfa Management Guide (Nort...


Oct. 16, 2015
AGCO Parts, part of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment is pleased to introduce a limited time offer through its preventative ma...


Oct. 14, 2015
The author is an extension forage agronomist, University of Wisconsin, Madison.From the time forage is cut until it is fed, the goal is to minimize dry matter and forage quality loss...


Oct. 13, 2015
The day will come when all good alfalfa stands must say good-bye. Perhaps it’s low productivity, maybe it’s weed encroachment, or it could be a planned rotation adjustment. Whatever the case, no alfalfa stand lives forever, at least productive ones. ...


Oct. 6, 2015
Gather the women and children and buckle your seatbelts because the great low-lignin alfalfa field experiment is about to begin. It’s been a long time coming...


Sept. 29, 2015
Large round bales have been a popular hay package for many years. To see them piled or rowed outdoors along fields and buildings has become a part of the rural landscape in many parts of the cou...