Sept. 6, 2022
Incorporating grass into dairy rations is becoming more commonplace across the United States. Although harvest timing is critical for most forage crops, grasses demand a raised awareness of this crite...


Sept. 6, 2022
No time is a good time to abuse pastures by overgrazing, shortening rest periods, or overstocking, but fall is an especially bad time for such agrarian offenses...


Aug. 30, 2022
Similar to an old house that needs repair, an underperforming forage stand may need a renovation...


Aug. 30, 2022
Hay comes in a variety of types, shapes, and prices. It’s relatively easy to count bales and determine tonnage for inventory purposes...


Aug. 23, 2022
The benefits of alfalfa as a feedstuff, soil enhancer, and nitrogen contributor are well known here on Earth. Someday, some of those same benefits may be leveraged on Mars...


Aug. 23, 2022
Simply put, a weed is a plant that is growing in an unwanted area and competing with desirable species. Although corn is usually planted intentionally, it can act like a weed when it grows...


Aug. 16, 2022
While cold weather and Christmas shopping might not be top of mind, it is time to think about winter feeding strategies and inventory...


Aug. 16, 2022
Describing an alfalfa field beyond “It looks good” or “It looks bad” has never been easy...


Aug. 9, 2022
While optimists and pessimists argue about whether the glass is half empty or half full, both sides can agree that there is no water in the cup during a drought...


Aug. 9, 2022
Drought conditions persist across the country, and farmers are feeling the heat. As limited rainfall threatens to thwart grain fill in corn, it might be necessary to harvest some fields as a forage...