May 24, 2022
Plant maturity is often cited as the primary driver of forage quality. Make no mistake — it is...


May 10, 2022
I just returned from south central Missouri where repeated heavy rains have left hayfields and pastures in a bog-like condition...


April 25, 2022
Decade ago, genetically modified (GM) alfalfa was commercialized. The occurrence of feral alfalfa populations along roadsides and in natural habitats is widely recognized...


April 19, 2022
One chance per year. That’s all you get. There are no do-overs — no country club mulligans. That one chance refers to the proper timing of making first-cut alfalfa, and given the price of other commodities, the stakes are at an all-time high this year...


March 22, 2022
It’s been well-documented that alfalfa yields have not improved at the rates seen in other agronomic crops over the past 50 years...


March 15, 2022
Just as roast beef and mashed potatoes make for a natural combination on dinner plates, corn silage and alfalfa are brought together in most lactating dairy cow rations...


March 10, 2022
Perhaps no other issue garners more attention from alfalfa growers than the moisture level of the crop in the windrow...


March 10, 2022
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are more frequently being used for applying pesticides on farms for crop protection...


March 8, 2022
Companion: noun; one that accompanies, is closely connected, or serves another. Though often associated with a person, in the alfalfa world, companion is typically associated with a cereal grass crops...


March 1, 2022
If it’s true that fiber digestibility has a greater impact on milk production than the digestibility of any other feed component, then the road to greater feed efficiency and higher milk production must include improvements in forage digestibility...