June 23, 2020
There is no debate that replacing a Kentucky 31 (KY31) tall fescue stand with a novel, nontoxic fescue variety improves livestock performance. In a recent webinar, Leanne Dillard mentioned two key components to consider before renovating KY31 pastures. The Alabama extension forage specialist said that plants must be actively growing for herbicides to effectively kill existing stands, and she has observed better establishment results from stands planted on or near September...


June 23, 2020
Legumes offer many advantages when added to perennial or annual grass pastures.Mississippi State University Extension Forage Specialist Rocky Lemus shared his experiences with adding legumes into a mi...


June 16, 2020
During the dog days of summer, cool-season grasses slack off in productivity, but this period is prime performance time for summer annuals. Supplementing your permanent pastures with summer annu...


June 16, 2020
Photo: Dennis HancockSometimes the difference between a solid stand and one with patterned skips is taking extra time to double check that the equipment has been properly serviced and calibrated...


June 9, 2020
When purchasing horse hay, one must be mindful of a number of considerations before any money exchanges hands. Krishona Martinson, extension equine specialist at the University of Minnesota, provides...


June 9, 2020
It’s June, and in previous years, this signifies that cool-season forage production has peaked. However, for many farmers this year, that isn’t the case. Cool, cloudy weather this spring has impac...


June 2, 2020
Cutting height can severely affect forage crops if they are cut too low when being harvested. Penn State Extension Educator Dwane Miller explains in a blog why cutting heights are so important.�...


June 2, 2020
Perhaps the grass is growing fast enough now that the thought of overgrazing isn’t even on the radar. Unfortunately, for many, that situation will change rapidly in the coming weeks. Ask almost...


May 26, 2020
Let’s face it, there are lots of keys to making high-quality forage, but few are more important than a fast dry down. Other than drying, only bad things happen to a forage crop between cutting and b...


May 26, 2020
Tall fescue gained popularity in the 1940s and 1950s, but that was before farmers knew about its potential for toxicity.Infected with endophytes that produce toxic ergot alkaloids, tall fescue can red...