Jan. 15, 2024
Keith Deweese wasn’t different from a lot of people who liked to farm but didn’t have the acres or the resources to make it a full-time occupation...


Nov. 21, 2023
One of the core principles of plant breeding is to improve crop genetics so plants are better equipped to survive environmental stress...


Nov. 13, 2023
Despite the fact there is no symbiotic relationship between alfalfa and ruminants, the nutrient composition of alfalfa complements the nutritional needs of ruminant animals surprisingly well...


Nov. 10, 2023
By and large, forage seed supply for spring plantings looks to be in good shape to support what is expected to be higher demand for new seedings...


Nov. 7, 2023
Forage research from universities and seed companies fuels advancements in the alfalfa industry. This research also lays the foundation for many producer recommendations, but scientific experime...


Oct. 24, 2023
Water bodies not subject to external forces remain calm and level. This is true of a lake or mud puddle; however, when impacted by forces such as wind, the normally quiescent waters become rough...


Sept. 27, 2023
Genetic markers, genomic predictions, drone-based sensors, and different statistical tools were used in his work to maximize alfalfa yield, funded by the Alfalfa Checkoff...


Sept. 12, 2023
Really dry or really wet — it doesn’t matter because both conditions can be lethal to new spring alfalfa seedings. Depending on where you hang your hat, weather extremes on either end of the spect...


Aug. 29, 2023
The critical fall period for alfalfa has been said to start roughly six weeks before the first killing frost, which is roughly around the first week of September for most of the Midwest. This hard sto...


July 25, 2023
With the turning of the calendar to August next week, the window opens for Northern regions to begin seeding alfalfa and alfalfa-grass mixtures. That window progresses to later dates as we move south...