May 10, 2022
Big comebacks are often difficult, but it’s a great story when they do occur. For decades, crabgrass had been cursed as a weed — spat upon by even those with a relatively high weed acceptance...


May 10, 2022
First cutting is just around the corner, and this initial harvest is an opportunity to target high forage quality and yield...


May 3, 2022
While this time of year is typically associated with planting season, it also marks harvest season for winter annual cereal forages. Scheduling harvest around spring rainfall events can be difficult...


May 3, 2022
“Last year we were complaining about the increasing cost of fertilizer, and it was only about half the cost it is now,” notes Paul Beck in a recent Oklahoma State University Extension...


April 26, 2022
There are many reasons why less than 20% of the alfalfa seeds planted ultimately develop into productive plants, but cold temperatures during early development don’t appear to be a major one. U...


April 26, 2022
Corn silage production continues to trend higher in the United States. The crop offers high yields, high energy, and high fiber digestibility, while only requiring one harvest per year. Still, despite...


April 26, 2022
Individuals involved in the forage industry in South Dakota are making steps to start a forage association in the state. “South Dakota is one of the top forage-growing states in the nation, and...


April 19, 2022
When producers in the Fescue Belt think about their forage systems, toxic endophyte likely comes to mind...


April 19, 2022
Whether we’re discussing people or forages, diversity is a present-day buzzword that permeates both the written and spoken word...


April 12, 2022
Hitting the desired harvest stage of maturity on any forage crop is difficult, but perhaps no class offers a greater challenge than small grains...