March 24, 2020
Hay harvesting is around the corner and with that comes the question of what is the most cost effective and efficient storage option. Baleage involves additional costs, but producers across the countr...


March 24, 2020
Controlling pasture growth is an ongoing struggle in many pasture systems. Yet, it is often a major determinant of livestock performance. The balancing act of offering enough forage quantity to p...


March 17, 2020
Net wrap is widely used as a hay binding material, but it does come with its disadvantages. Unwrapping a bale is time consuming and sometimes frustrating. Labor is a valuable resource so producers are...


March 16, 2020
Botulism is a deadly disease with a direct relationship to certain types of compromised forage fermentation. Historically, it has not been a common occurrence, but with a higher volume of baleage bein...


March 10, 2020
As temperatures warm and cool-season perennial grasses begin growing, be ready with the nitrogen fertilizer.Exactly how much nitrogen is needed will depend on whether the field is hay or grazed, how m...


March 10, 2020
There are numerous rules people follow to make grazing decisions. Keith Harmoney, an extension range scientist with Kansas State University, recently expanded on a few of these rules in the March issu...


March 3, 2020
Even with all of the economic and environmental advantages of producing alfalfa, sometimes winter injury or death can prematurely terminate hardy perennial alfalfa stands. About this time every year...


March 3, 2020
If you missed the opportunity to get winter annual cereals planted last fall, spring-planted oats often make for a good Plan B if you’ll quickly need additional grazing or haying acres. Beef sp...


Feb. 25, 2020
There are several options to establish legumes into perennial grass sods. One method is to frost seed early in the spring while the grasses are still dormant. Another strategy is to interseed legumes...


Feb. 25, 2020
Photo: Noble Research Institute Cool-season annual grasses are used by producers across the Great Plains, but the forage comes with several downsides. Some of the concerns include delayed plantin...