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...


Feb. 1, 2022
For many Western alfalfa growers, rodents fall into a major pest category right along with insects, diseases, and weeds...


Jan. 11, 2022
The current drought in the West has likely had no greater impact on other agricultural entities than on alfalfa, according to Dan Putnam, the longtime extension forage agronomist...


Dec. 31, 2021
Alfalfa growers in the western U.S. are very aware of how important it is to have adequate irrigation water to produce a crop...


Dec. 14, 2021
It was an easy sell . . . well . . . kind of. As an extension agent in one of the biggest dairy counties in Wisconsin, the large majority of farmers I worked with had corn-alfalfa rotations with...


Nov. 10, 2021
Should I go for maximum yield or maximum quality? For generations, alfalfa growers have wrestled with this quandary...