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Poll: Time of Alfalfa Cutting
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Ten irrigation tips for dairies
March 12, 2020
Just like managing dairy cows, there is a lot more to putting water on crops than it looks...
Alfalfa autotoxicity just got more complicated
March 10, 2020
What makes alfalfa such an interesting crop to study and try to understand is what also makes it so frustrating.I quit trying to predict alfalfa winterkill years ago...
Head off baleage feeding issues
March 9, 2020
BALEAGE, or making silage in bales of wilted forage that are wrapped in plastic to create an anaerobic environment, allows for the more timely harvest of forage crops...
Corn and wheat silage anchor dairy rations
March 3, 2020
HE San Joaquin Valley (SJV) of California is home to about 1.7 million lactating dairy cows, andthat number of cows needs a lot of for- age...
Appraising forages with dollars and sense
Feb. 25, 2020
Whether you are in the business of growing and selling forages or feeding cattle, correctly assigning the economic value of forages can impact profitability...
Has alfalfa flatlined?
Feb. 25, 2020
Craig Sheaffer has worked with alfalfa his entire academic career. The University of Minnesota researcher can reel off a bevy of advantages that alfalfa adds to a farm’s cropping and feeding systems...
Blister beetles: when rare becomes reality
Jan. 28, 2020
Photo: Robert Webster There are lots of things in life that rarely occur. The Chicago Cubs, for example, take home a World Series title about once per century. The Kansas City Chiefs are particip...
Boost your forage establishment success odds
Jan. 21, 2020
Gary Bates is a self-proclaimed world’s expert on forage establishment failures. “Nobody has made more mistakes than me,” he said with tongue in cheek.The director of the University of Tennessee...
We’ve got a (bale) weight problem
Jan. 13, 2020
As the growing season comes to an end, the hay buying and selling season begins. It’s still amazing how many round bales get sold on a per bale/roll basis rather than by weight...
Tying the knot
Jan. 6, 2020
I know a lot of farmers are glad to see #Harvest19 come to an end. It sure has been a trying year for most. Our planting and harvest windows seem to shorten every year, and we need to be prepared...
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