Dec. 19, 2017
The Saudi Arabian government has recently decided that it is okay for their women to drive cars. It’s part of an effort to boost the economy and overcome a widening budget deficit. Budget defic...


Dec. 12, 2017
“We need to think about alfalfa as a package of nutrients,” said Bill Weiss, Ohio State University Extension dairy nutritionist...


Nov. 27, 2017
The author is the director for agriculture education, research, and development at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash...


Nov. 27, 2017
Seeded with alfalfa, grasses offer nutritional benefits and the opportunity to extend stand life.From contacting colleagues in other U.S. regions, Dennis Cherney estimates that alfalfa-grass mixtures...


Nov. 16, 2017
The southeastern United States offers the biggest opportunity for expanding alfalfa acreage nationally, whether as a pure crop or as a companion in bermudagrass pastures and hayfields...


Oct. 10, 2017
“As alfalfa producers, we’re really harvesting leaves and not tonnage,” began Dan Undersander, as he addressed attendees from the Forage Seminar stage at World Dairy Expo last week. The recently...


Oct. 3, 2017
“We are very different than most other places in the United States.”That was the assessment of Jerry Cherney, a forage specialist and researcher with Cornell University, as he addressed hay produc...


Sept. 5, 2017
“If it’s marketed as reduced lignin, that means there must be something good about less lignin ... right?” asked Mark Sulc, as he addressed attendees at Michigan State’s Ag Innovation Day even...


Aug. 22, 2017
The push to improve alfalfa forage quality through lowering lignin content and, more importantly, improving fiber digestibility is in full-throttle mode. You’d have to be living under a rock to thin...


Aug. 15, 2017
In many parts of the United States, alfalfa is cut three to five times per year for three to five years; then the stand begins to lose productivity and it is rotated to another crop.Research has shown...