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 life sciences education-communications with a minor in agronomy. Friedrichsen grew up on her family’s diversified crop and livestock farm near Clinton, Iowa...


Feb. 19, 2021
Forty years is a long time to be doing one thing, but it would seem a lot longer if that thing was not truly relevant...


Nov. 10, 2020
I was fresh of out college in the late 1970s and found myself working on a large dairy and grain crop operation in southern Illinois...


Nov. 18, 2019
This year provided us one of the strangest planting seasons in recent memory. With a reported 19 million acres of prevent plant and an estimated 4 million acres of alfalfa damaged by winter weather...


Jan. 7, 2019
The most widely planted tall fescue variety today is Kentucky 31 (KY-31), which was released in 1943 by E.N. Fergus...


Feb. 15, 2018
In the Midwest, planting winter-hardy cereal grasses such as winter rye or triticale after fall-harvested corn or soybeans can provide both soil benefits and a grazing resource in the spring...


Oct. 31, 2017
University of WisconsinPerhaps no forage species is as perplexing and invokes such a wide range of emotions or adjectives as reed canarygrass. I learned this lesson early in my former extension s...


Aug. 2, 2016
Let’s make this easy — use RFQ, not RFV. You can stop here, or continue to read on. The relative forage quality (RFQ) metric for indexing forage nutritive value has now been around for over 15 ye...


July 9, 2015
Fifty-eight schools and local organizations have received nearly $100,000 in community investment grants from DuPont Pioneer in 2015. These grants, awarded through the Pioneer Northern Business Unit...


June 19, 2015
World Forage Analysis Superbowl has announced the lineup for the 2015 Dairy Forage Seminars, held in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo. Seminars will be presented at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. We...