Sept. 26, 2017
“Grazing cornstalks is arguably the best cost-saving strategy that Midwestern cattlemen can deploy,” says Travis Meteer, extension educator with the University of Illinois. In a recent Cattle Con...


Sept. 19, 2017
In the fall, a combination of wet soils and wet silage crops is never a good one. In his September issue of Crops and Soils News, Tom Kilcer outlines recommendations to deal with moisture issues this...


Sept. 19, 2017
Advanced pasture management tools could be right at your fingertips in a few years. The University of Missouri (MU) Extension is in the process of creating a mobile application to aid decision-making...


Sept. 12, 2017
Attaining perfect pastures may be less work than previously believed. Growers sometimes strive for complete control over weeds in order to maintain textbook monoculture pastures. Chris Teutsch, extens...


Sept. 12, 2017
After several years of nurturing, fertilizing, and spraying an alfalfa stand to keep it productive, there comes a time when all good fields reach the end of their useful life.The reasons for alfalfa t...


Sept. 5, 2017
“Last fall wasn’t too good of a seeding season; it was extremely dry. This fall looks like we’ll have a pretty good fall seeding season with cool temperatures and, for the most part, decent soil...


Sept. 5, 2017
Production agriculture has always been and will always be a gamble. Growing forages is no different. Ensuring productive stands next growing season starts this season, as the final cutting date affect...


Aug. 29, 2017
For those who haven’t traveled to Kansas and Oklahoma in the fall or spring, you probably don’t have an appreciation for the dominance of wheat as a forage crop in that part of the United States...


Aug. 29, 2017
Annual ryegrasses are a mainstay in many forage-grazing systems throughout the United States; however, not all annual ryegrasses are created equal.“Annual ryegrasses are grouped in two different typ...


Aug. 22, 2017
Providing additional feed is a relatively common practice throughout the summer months to boost gains on unproductive pastures. However, producers trying to “stretch the grass” by feeding suppleme...