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...


May 18, 2016
Legumes such as hairy vetch can improve the quality of winter annual grasses. Cover crops are planted to enhance health and fertility of soils and to benefit the surrounding environment...


May 18, 2016
At the base of healthy ryegrass, a mass of white adventitious roots and cobweb-like fungal mycelia develop just as it enters its most rapid phase of growth...


May 18, 2016
Double goosenecks and truss-rod hose clamps used to decrease the drop spacing and increase the number of drops. Irrigated agriculture is under greater pressure to produce forage and other c...


March 22, 2016
If you think weed herbicide resistance is just a row crop problem . . . think again. “North America leads the world in herbicide resistant weeds, and it’s becoming a growing issue for...