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...


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...


Nov. 7, 2017
In last week’s edition of eHay Weekly, I discussed the dual opinions invoked by reed canarygrass. This week, let’s take a look at another grass that garners mixed opinions: johnsongrass...


Sept. 12, 2017
Orchardgrass is grown widely across the United States where adequate moisture and moderate temperatures exist. Though not the most winter hardy, orchardgrass has for years been a staple pasture and ha...


July 4, 2017
I’ve come to the conclusion that no forage species offers more complexities and mind-boggling management alternatives than toxic tall fescue. It is both a gift from God and at the same time a curse...


April 30, 2017
Bermudagrass varieties fall into two main groups: selections of common bermudagrass that can be planted from seed and hybrid bermudagrass that must be propagated by vegetative means...


March 1, 2017
Grasses contain more potentially digestible fiber than legumes, but they need to be harvested early to capture the benefit in milk production...


June 21, 2016
Summer annual forages supplement permanent pastures by providing high-quality forage and complementing summer perennial grasses. “Due to the higher input cost of establishing summer annual fo...