July 3, 2015
A picture is worth a thousand words and what topic is more pertinent to haymaking than weather? Here are this week's weather maps from the National Weather Service. It's still dry in the West and st...


June 29, 2015
by Marvin Hall Extension Forage AgronomistPenn State University First-cut grass harvest is being completed after several weeks of rain delays. In general, grass yields have been about 25 to 35 percent lower than normal because of the cool, dry weather in April and early May. Second cutting alfalfa is underway with reports of good yields and little to no potato leafhopper damage. An extremely dry May reduced pasture growth, so farms were already supplementing...


June 23, 2015
Hay report after hay report from many parts of the country (sans Southern California) bemoans the impact that massive amounts and/or frequency of rain has had on trying to harvest high-quality hay...


June 23, 2015
Rainy weather from mid-May to mid-June and with forecasts of above 100° temperatures over the next 10 days, supplies of premium and supreme alfalfa hay are well below normal in the West...


June 23, 2015
by Dan UndersanderProfessor of AgronomyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis by Dan PutnamStatewide Alfalfa & Forage Extension SpecialistDepartment of Agronomy & Range Scien...


June 16, 2015
By Glenn Shewmaker Extension Forage Specialist University of Idaho May stocks of hay are up in Idaho, but the untold story is that much of it is junk hay. We had dry weather up until it was tim...


June 9, 2015
After dry conditions in the West during the first few months of 2015, things changed in May. Some areas received record rainfall, which helped bring needed moisture but brought in an unstable weather pattern...


June 8, 2015
Forages & Field Crops Educator, Michigan State University-Extension Michigan survived the winter with little reported damage due to winterkill or heaving. First cutting began the third week o...