July 3, 2018
With its drought, low soil pH, and high stocking density tolerance, tall fescue is the forage of choice in many pastures. While it may come off as a “super grass,” tall fescue can cause major heal...


July 3, 2018
It’s that time of year once again. Wheat harvest has started to make its way across much of the United States. But once that wheat is harvested, how does the land get utilized?With plenty of growing...


June 26, 2018
All forage loses dry matter and forage quality after it is cut. It is a fact of life. But the amount of loss is greatly influenced by subsequent practices.Dan Undersander, retired forage agronomist an...


June 26, 2018
Count Missouri among those states experiencing drought conditions, and beef producers there are being forced to make decisions about their cattle and grazing forages.Craig Roberts, professor and exten...


June 19, 2018
Within the United States, only 10 percent of alfalfa stands are seeded with a forage grass. “That’s hard for us in the Northeast to believe because in the Northeast about 85 percent of the alfalf...


June 19, 2018
Aggressively growing and eventually blooming in late May or early June, multiflora rose is a weed that plagues many pastures. But through a variety of possible tactics, this meddlesome weed can be con...


June 12, 2018
Summer annual grass grazing is a great tool for livestock operations. While it adds flexibility, management decisions are needed to make it worth the time and cost. Sorghum-sudangrass (sudex), sudang...


June 12, 2018
A common recommendation of agronomists is to let one alfalfa cutting reach bloom each year. Ev Thomas, retired agronomist from the Miner Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y., says otherwise in The Willi...


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...