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...


May 1, 2018
Spring growth is upon us, and a little weed management and prevention can go a long way in keeping a small problem from becoming a big one. Case in point: In a recent Field Crop News newsletter from P...


May 1, 2018
The all-hay and alfalfa hay price averages both moved higher during March based on USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report released last week. The all-hay price was $148 per ton, up $5 per ton...


April 24, 2018
Forage inoculants have always been a “buyer beware” market. Unlike corn hybrids and forage varieties, there is precious little third-party testing of available inoculant products. Fortunately, the...


April 24, 2018
For many regions, April wasn’t the warm start to spring that producers were hoping for. If the trend continues, assessing freeze damage to alfalfa might be a routine activity. Producers are urg...


April 17, 2018
Hay producers usually try to get the most money for their product or at least ensure a profit. When the hay market is high, achieving a profitable return is relatively easy. It’s when hay prices sag...