Feb. 19, 2019
Researchers at the University of Kentucky found nitrogen (N) rate to be more important than using a fertilizer source with enhanced efficiency properties when stockpiling tall fescue. They reported th...


Feb. 18, 2019
Grass tetany, or hypomagnesia, is a nutritional disease that can occur in cattle grazing lush and actively growing cool-season grasses that have been fertilized with nitrogen and potassium. This disea...


Feb. 12, 2019
With the arrival of Abe Lincoln’s birthday, the frost-seeding season begins in the South and pushes its way north. Though not always a sure bet, frost seeding pastures has shown to be a time-proven...


Feb. 12, 2019
For many spring-calving herds, cows are well into the last three months of gestation. Ken Olson, associate professor and extension beef specialist at South Dakota State University (SDSU), highlights s...


Feb. 5, 2019
Both alfalfa and corn have relatively high demands for sulfur that must be met if optimum yields of either crop are to be realized. By now, most growers are familiar with the undisputed success of the...


Feb. 5, 2019
In the course of haymaking events, there’s always going to be some hay that gets put up wet, or at least wetter than what is acceptable for long-term storage of dry hay.“Feeding moldy hay to lives...


Jan. 29, 2019
Foliar feeding nutrients to forage crops for improving yield and quality is a practice that is gaining in acceptance, especially among organic dairy producers. However, very little has been done to qu...


Jan. 29, 2019
Although typing the phrase “goating off alfalfa” may induce your spell checker to rumble and begin smoking, the practice is an effective winter strategy. It helps reduce weed pressure, control alf...


Jan. 22, 2019
Orchardgrass is one of those forage species that is adapted to a wide range of growing regions in the U.S. In the West, it’s grown as a monoculture and sold through the domestic retail and expo...


Jan. 22, 2019
Thanks to a less than ideal growing season for many parts of the U.S., hay supplies were already meager going into the winter-feeding season. As supplies begin to run low, rationing forage inventory b...