May 5, 2020
This is an important time of year for almost all pasture managers. If mistakes are made, they come back to haunt us for the rest of the growing season and perhaps beyond that.Rangelands in the Great P...


April 28, 2020
Baring a repeat of 2019, it’s safe to say that a lot of first cutting alfalfa and/or grass will be made during the next month. It’s probably a good time to emphasize the fact that first cutting, m...


April 28, 2020
Looking into your crystal ball to predict future forage grassland productivity is difficult at best. Yet, such a prediction is needed to adequately stock pastures and know when the right time is to mo...


April 21, 2020
Although using a companion crop to establish alfalfa is not as widespread as it used to be, it’s still a common practice in many regions of the U.S. Generally, a small grain such as oats is used as...


April 21, 2020
Every year across the country, hay fires cost farmers thousands of dollars in damages to buildings, hay, and equipment. With the right precautions, the risk of loss can be reduced. There are seve...


April 14, 2020
During these days when bad news seems to strike like a tsunami — day after day, wave after wave — there is a bit of positive economic news for crop producers. It comes in the form of lower fertili...


April 14, 2020
As the weather gets warmer and pasture grasses begin to get green, horse owners become eager to start grazing. However, starting too soon can be damaging to the health of your horses and your pastures...


April 7, 2020
For many forage producers, spring is a preferred seeding time or is perhaps the only time of year when land is available to establish new stands. When making spring forage seedings, earlier is general...


April 7, 2020
Uncovered hay that is stored outside will lose both dry matter and nutrients. How much do these losses amount to? Research conducted by the University of Georgia (UGA) shows that up to 60 pe...


March 31, 2020
The current COVID-19 situation has all but put a halt to every planned in-person group activity, including educational events. As such, innovative distance learning techniques have been used as...