Dec. 8, 2020
Photo: Jeff Graybill, Penn StateBy definition, cover crops are planted to protect the soil and contribute to improved soil health. However, often these annual forages are also grazed or harvested as l...


Dec. 1, 2020
The age-old battle of determining the optimum corn silage hybrid maturity has always been a bit like playing Russian roulette. The higher yields promised by pushing the maturity higher for a give...


Dec. 1, 2020
Some cattle farmers will have to worry more than others if they have enough hay to last through the winter months. Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Glenn Selk explains tha...


Nov. 24, 2020
A chill is in the air, and the choppers are tucked away for winter maintenance. Out of the silos comes the fruits of the summer’s labors in the form of (hopefully) high-quality silage and haylage...


Nov. 24, 2020
Arial seeding of cover crops into late season corn or soybean fields is nothing new. However, irregularly shaped, small fields and those characterized by rough terrain may not be suitable for ae...


Nov. 17, 2020
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Nov. 17, 2020
There are plenty of exceptional haymakers across the U.S.; however, for commercial hay growers or those who simply have extra inventory to sell, haymaking is only half of the equation. There’s also hay marketing to deal with.Most companies have a marketing department or hire a marketing firm. Farmers generally don’t have that luxury. Marketing is just one more hat that needs to be worn and, for many, it’s not a hat that often fits very well.Depending on the year...


Nov. 10, 2020
While livestock producers in the southern U.S. have their cattle grazing on lush cool-season annuals through the winter months, their counterparts along the northern U.S. border are pushing snow just to get access to more hay bales...


Nov. 10, 2020
Soil health is a complex concept. In the realm of regenerative agriculture, soil carbon is believed to be one of the most important measures of restoring soil health...


Nov. 3, 2020
Hay bales are a lot like snowflakes in that no two are exactly alike, but it’s a lot more important to know the differences between hay bales than snowflakes.Hannah Greenwell, an extension educator...