June 8, 2021
If the early bird gets the worm, the early producer gets the high-quality hay. This time of year, hay is being stored for winter feed, and a timely cut is key to optimizing cattle nutrition and perfor...


June 8, 2021
Leprechauns and pots of gold aside, four-leaf clovers aren’t the only lucky legume. Many members of the Trifolium genus, such as red and white clover, have powerful properties that make them a...


June 1, 2021
Cool-season grasses are the star of the show during the spring and fall, but these forages tend to get stage fright during the hot, dry summer months. Planting summer annuals can mitigate the effects...


May 26, 2021
Moisture is often used to combat fire, not ignite it. The latter is true for hay and straw, though, in barns housing bales with high moisture levels.When hay is baled at more than 20% moisture...


May 25, 2021
Amber FriedrichsenAmber Friedrichsen is serving as the 2021 Hay & Forage Grower editorial intern. She currently attends Iowa State University where she is majoring in agriculture and lif...


May 25, 2021
Spring is a time for new life, including a new growing season for warm-season perennials such as bermudagrass and bahiagrass. To effectively transition cattle to grazing these grasses, consider practi...


May 18, 2021
Soil pH is often the first metric to be considered when assessing a soil’s ability to support economic crop production. The acidity of a soil impacts both nutrient sufficiency and potential toxicity...


May 18, 2021
Poultry litter is a commonly used nutrient source for pastures in many parts of the United States...


May 18, 2021
Hay & Forage Grower is pleased to announce that Amber Friedrichsen has joined our team as the 2021 summer editorial intern. Pursuing an agriculture and life sciences education-communications major...


May 11, 2021
Drought is never a certainty, but having a plan to deal with it should be. Without a plan, your options to react if a drought occurs become limited...