Sept. 12, 2017
Attaining perfect pastures may be less work than previously believed. Growers sometimes strive for complete control over weeds in order to maintain textbook monoculture pastures. Chris Teutsch, extens...


Sept. 12, 2017
After several years of nurturing, fertilizing, and spraying an alfalfa stand to keep it productive, there comes a time when all good fields reach the end of their useful life.The reasons for alfalfa t...


Sept. 5, 2017
“Last fall wasn’t too good of a seeding season; it was extremely dry. This fall looks like we’ll have a pretty good fall seeding season with cool temperatures and, for the most part, decent soil...


Sept. 5, 2017
Production agriculture has always been and will always be a gamble. Growing forages is no different. Ensuring productive stands next growing season starts this season, as the final cutting date affect...


Aug. 29, 2017
For those who haven’t traveled to Kansas and Oklahoma in the fall or spring, you probably don’t have an appreciation for the dominance of wheat as a forage crop in that part of the United States...


Aug. 29, 2017
Annual ryegrasses are a mainstay in many forage-grazing systems throughout the United States; however, not all annual ryegrasses are created equal.“Annual ryegrasses are grouped in two different typ...


Aug. 22, 2017
Providing additional feed is a relatively common practice throughout the summer months to boost gains on unproductive pastures. However, producers trying to “stretch the grass” by feeding suppleme...


Aug. 22, 2017
While certainly not a blessing, drought isn’t always a total loss. Kris Ringwall, extension beef specialist at North Dakota State University (NDSU), explains that tough times often result in the re-...


Aug. 15, 2017
If cows were born to eat grass, why are lactating dairy cows rarely fed grass forages? The answer, according to Pat Hoffman, is simply that as modern dairies have advanced in production, they h...


Aug. 15, 2017
The phrase, “Do it right or not at all,” speaks volumes to many. This sage advice passed down for generations can be applied to numerous situations — including fall forage establishment. Marvin...