Dec. 26, 2017
Photo: University of CaliforniaThere are some weed species that every forage producer should know. Dodder is one of them.This unique, parasitic plant has no leaves or chlorophyll. Rather, it prefers t...


Dec. 26, 2017
Center pivot irrigation hasn’t been left behind in the march toward more site-specific field management. At last month’s Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium in Reno, Nev., Troy Pete...


Dec. 19, 2017
When the bite of winter takes hold, forage intake can rise by 30 percent. Beef animals use most of this additional intake to meet the higher maintenance requirement imposed by colder temperatures, acc...


Dec. 19, 2017
Regardless of discipline, success in agriculture often starts from the ground up. In cattle and forage production, improved pasture management can result in higher quality forages, better fed livestoc...


Dec. 12, 2017
If alfalfa helps to put food on your table in any way, the Noble Research Institute’s “Alfalfa Breeder’s Toolbox” deserves some of your time...


Dec. 11, 2017
A wide range of opinions is held by beef producers regarding the value of shade for grazing livestock. In the southeastern U.S., where summers come with relentless heat and humidity, there are still p...


Dec. 5, 2017
As the winter-feeding season kicks into gear, thousands of large round bales will be moved from storage to feeder. Bruce Anderson, extension forage specialist with the University of Nebraska, reminds...


Dec. 5, 2017
The verdict is in. Grazing toxic fescue to the ground is dangerous to pastured livestock. Findings released by the University of Missouri indicate that the highest levels of toxic alkaloids are held i...


Nov. 28, 2017
By any measure, potato leafhoppers are one of the most destructive insect pests to alfalfa yield and persistence in the United States. Many alfalfa growers have had bad experiences with the small, bri...


Nov. 28, 2017
Timing is everything. It’s true in most aspects of life and certainly true in farming. Getting fall-planted cereals in the ground hinges on favorable late-season weather and the harvest date of...