Aug. 27, 2019
In some regions of the U.S., yellow sweetclover is flourishing. With a biennial lifecycle, sweetclover exhibits very little top growth in the first year and then produces tall stalks during its second...


Aug. 27, 2019
With the large acreage of late-planted corn this year, the probability for some of that crop experiencing a frost or, worse yet, a hard freeze before it’s mature is much higher than in a normal grow...


Aug. 20, 2019
When Southern warm-season grasses go dormant and become unproductive, there are a wide variety of cool-season annual grasses that can be used to extend grazing periods into the winter and spring month...


Aug. 20, 2019
In times of excessive rain or poor drying conditions, producers turn to preservatives to bale hay before it’s fully dry. The use of preservatives allows for hay to be baled wetter than normal. Propi...


Aug. 13, 2019
Cover crops protect soil and water quality and often provide a valuable source of livestock feed. However, not much research has been done regarding the value and viability of using cover crops for fo...


Aug. 13, 2019
Alfalfa and corn balance one another out in forage systems across the Midwest and Northeast. When both are included in diets, their complementary nutritional components can be incredibly beneficial to...


Aug. 6, 2019
With all the misconceptions and confusion surrounding cutting heights, many homeowners and haymakers are likely cutting their grass too short. When cut at a lower than ideal height, grasses activate s...


Aug. 6, 2019
Alfalfa removes large amounts of potassium (K) from the soil. Soil potassium levels impact plant health and can improve the ability of alfalfa to overwinter. If there is too little potassium, the stan...


July 30, 2019
Your neighbor has just offered you a field of bahiagrass that hasn’t been hayed or grazed all summer. The quality is junk, so what can be done? In this video, Cheryl Mackowiak, a soils speciali...


July 30, 2019
In the Midwest, hay supplies are already running short and many fields saw damage to forage quality from excessive rains or flooding. Regardless of current conditions and lacking inventories, horse ow...