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Poll: Forage Quality 2023
Poll: Forage Inventory 2023
Save the date for annual forages
July 11, 2023
After attending the highly anticipated parades and firework displays, it may feel like the dog days of summer are on a downward trend toward the fall...
Forages can raise the resilience baseline
May 3, 2023
Resilience is a word that is often bandied around, but what exactly does it mean in relation to agriculture and forages? The Oxford Dictionary defines resilience as the “capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties.”...
The rush to the grass flush
May 2, 2023
It’s this time of year when grasses show us and tell us what they’re made of. They tell us what they like and what they don’t like. It seems some people never learn the language of grasses...
An enjoyable 40 years of grass breeding
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...
Johnsongrass remains an enigma
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...
Good seed outlook for new plantings
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...
It’s time to move on
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...
Cereals provide spring grazing option
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...
The curious case of reed canarygrass
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...
RFQ is simply better
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...
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