Sept. 15, 2020
Summer months provide the warm, sunny conditions needed for a great growing season, but without adequate moisture from either precipitation or irrigation, crops can quickly become drought stressed. In...


Sept. 8, 2020
Lots of hard work goes into making quality hay before first cutting is even swathed, so letting storage conditions degrade the quality, and in some cases, the quantity of the hay you worked so hard to make...


Sept. 8, 2020
Alfalfa provides plenty of benefits during its productive years in a crop rotation. But alfalfa is also the gift that keeps on giving...


Sept. 1, 2020
Tall fescue is often lambasted for its palatability and toxicosis issues, but now is the time of year when you can take full advantage of one of the species’ most redeeming qualities — the ability...


Sept. 1, 2020
Corn that has been stunted by a lack of rainfall brings some unique challenges for silage harvest. Dairy nutritionist Bill Wiess states in a recent issue of The Ohio State University Extension’...


Aug. 25, 2020
Annual ryegrass is one of those grasses that looks as good as it tastes. Livestock producers across the South heavily rely on annual ryegrass to feed cattle throughout the winter and early spring.“R...


Aug. 25, 2020
Although there is still corn silage harvest and the final cuttings of alfalfa have yet to be packed away, preplanning for those winter cereal plantings needs to begin sooner rather than later.Cereal f...


Aug. 18, 2020
It’s always interesting to note the variation between regions and farms in regards to how much plant stalk remains in a field following a corn silage harvest. In California, I’ve seen fields cut s...


Aug. 18, 2020
The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that emergency haying and grazing will be allowed on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres contingent on the current state of drought sever...


Aug. 11, 2020
A team of forage specialists and researchers recently evaluated experimental populations of perennial ryegrass alongside many other popular species of grazing forages. Their goal was to identify culti...