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Poll: Forage inventory
Hay yield and quality impact beef cattle feeding costs
Feb. 7, 2022
Over 2.5 million acres of nonirrigated dry hay are produced annually in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, with an average yield of 5,750 pounds per acre...
Go for pocket gopher control in alfalfa
Feb. 1, 2022
For many Western alfalfa growers, rodents fall into a major pest category right along with insects, diseases, and weeds...
Alfalfa suits a water-challenged future
Jan. 11, 2022
The current drought in the West has likely had no greater impact on other agricultural entities than on alfalfa, according to Dan Putnam, the longtime extension forage agronomist...
Make your grass selections carefully
Jan. 4, 2022
Selecting a grass species or variety for the production of hay or pasture forage isn’t a decision that should be made without some careful thought. In fact, an argument could be made that selecting...
Drought brings added salinity issues for alfalfa
Dec. 31, 2021
Alfalfa growers in the western U.S. are very aware of how important it is to have adequate irrigation water to produce a crop...
Wrapping gifts and bales
Dec. 21, 2021
There will be a lot of gift wrapping going on this week. It’s my opinion that the ability to wrap gifts correctly and neatly is a genetic trait that is either inherited or must be learned...
Begin by cutting your nitrogen bill here
Dec. 14, 2021
It was an easy sell . . . well . . . kind of. As an extension agent in one of the biggest dairy counties in Wisconsin, the large majority of farmers I worked with had corn-alfalfa rotations with...
He’s a bale-grazing disciple
Dec. 7, 2021
Greg Halich is an economist by trade. He puts together full and partial budgets on everything from corn to hay and spends time in the classroom molding younger minds about the intricacies of futures a...
Selling hay demands trust and honesty
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...
A challenging year for forage seed production
Nov. 10, 2021
Forage seed production in 2021 has experienced unprecedented challenges with virtually no popular species spared...
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