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...


Feb. 27, 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?”...


Feb. 15, 2018
Ranchers in Montana and surrounding areas were hit with an unprecedented drought in 2017. For many, it was the second year in a row of such dire conditions...


Feb. 15, 2018
The mere mention of crabgrass evokes responses ranging from clenched teeth and muttered oaths to smiles and nods of approval...


Feb. 15, 2018
The author is a commercial hay grower in Moses Lake, Wash., and has his own advertising business. Educational events and trade shows offer attendees a chance to learn about new research, view new tech...


Jan. 30, 2018
A plethora of research activity is completed or ongoing examining the virtues and economics of the HarvXtra alfalfa trait. For the most part, this trait has proven to perform as advertised.Most of the...


Jan. 16, 2018
The days of guessing about 2017 hay production and inventories have come to an end.On January 12, USDA released their Crop Production and Crop Production Annual Summary reports. Combined, they offer a...


Jan. 15, 2018
Knowing exact bale weights is advantageous when buying or selling hay and also when determining on-farm inventories.How many round bales of hay will your cows consume in a week? The answer will vary d...