June 5, 2018
You could say there was a perfect storm coming into this spring. The combination of wet weather, cool temperatures, and less growing degree days has led to slow pasture growth. Low hay stockpiles have...


June 5, 2018
Across the U.S., acres of grass are being harvested for hay with a majority destined to be stored as bales for winter forage. This hay must be able to provide the necessary amount of protein and energ...


May 29, 2018
Across much of the United States, producers are gearing up for or just finished their first hay cutting. As easy as it is to get swept up in the hustle of the season, pay close attention to cutt...


May 29, 2018
The continued advancement of technology has made it easier to get more done in fewer minutes. But the process of packing silage piles is a task that needs ample time to complete, notes Nathan Hmicek...


May 22, 2018
The return of green grass to pastures is an anticipated sight for many beef producers. It’s the sign they’ve been waiting for to move away from stored feedstuffs in drylots to letting cattle graze...


May 22, 2018
Make a wrong forage harvest timing decision and it will cost you during the months ahead. Most producers are well aware of this mantra. However, a lesser-known fact is that the height of alfalfa is a key indicator of when to cut your forage crop, including pure grass stands. According to Rick Grant, president of The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y., Cornell research suggests to begin cutting pure grass stands when nearby alfalfa fields...


May 15, 2018
Tall fescue, a cool-season species, needs adequate rainfall to be productive and persist. Where conditions are typically hot and dry, it is not well adapted.For states such as Oklahoma and Texas, tall...


May 15, 2018
Hay & Forage Grower is pleased to announce that Kassidy Buse has joined the team as our 2018 summer editorial intern. Buse, who graduated from Iowa State University earlier this month...


May 8, 2018
Volumes have been written about the importance of cutting alfalfa on time. Truth be told, it may be even more critical for grasses...


May 8, 2018
Over the past six years, Iowa State University agronomist Brian Lang has been evaluating the use of foliar fungicides for alfalfa. The effort has resulted in 219 fungicide applications by harvest trea...