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...


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...