Feb. 25, 2020
Photo: Noble Research Institute Cool-season annual grasses are used by producers across the Great Plains, but the forage comes with several downsides. Some of the concerns include delayed plantin...


Feb. 18, 2020
Double cropping annual forages is a good way to boost profits and provide extra pasture for livestock. However, it takes some planning, timely operations, and adequate rainfall at the right time.Bruce...


Feb. 18, 2020
Photo: Auburn University While areas of the U.S. are still in the depths of winter’s cold and snow, some Southeast states are being deluged with rain. As a result, flooding and extensive water...


Feb. 11, 2020
Pitchers and catchers report to Major League baseball spring training camps this week. Beginning in the South, that’s a cue to be thinking about frost seeding pastures to bolster both productivity a...


Feb. 11, 2020
Annual ryegrass is typically seen as a high-quality, cool-season forage and is utilized by many livestock producers for winter grazing. However, the annual forage can also become a weed issue in warm-...


Feb. 4, 2020
There was a day when establishing alfalfa with a cereal grain companion crop was a standard operating procedure; then, better herbicide options were brought to market.Although companion crops are not...


Feb. 4, 2020
The health and body condition of cows during late pregnancy is critical to their overall health and that of their calves. The body condition of a cow during its last trimester also affects subsequent...


Jan. 28, 2020
Determining the correct stocking rate is one of the most important decisions a livestock producer makes. It needs to be conservative, flexible, and adaptable.A smart stocking rate plan is more than ju...


Jan. 28, 2020
Although global positioning systems (GPS) have been widely adopted in many agricultural applications, their use in lower input, pasture management situations is much less commonplace.Researchers at th...


Jan. 21, 2020
Being without a permanent director since June 2018, the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC) will now operate under the leadership of Dennis Hancock, who assumes its directorship beginning today...