Oct. 27, 2020
The alfalfa seed industry has gone through a massive makeover in the past 20 years. There are significantly fewer seed marketers, breeding programs, and the number of university testing trials is down...

Oct. 27, 2020
Most livestock producers in the Great Plains still implement continuous grazing as a preferred practice. Such a system often leads to grazing behavior that results in the repeated defoliation of desir...

Oct. 20, 2020
Large round bale storage. Much has been written and spoken about the virtues and inadequacies of various storage options. Most often, the debate comes down to building a hay barn or not.Although a lot...

Oct. 20, 2020
Pastures change during this time of year. No longer are they lush and rapidly growing. Rather, pastures are often comprised of stockpiled perennial forages; cereal grains, such as oats, planted in lat...

Oct. 13, 2020
The problem is easy to identify, and so are the plant symptoms. The answers are often less apparent.There’s no need for a magnifying glass to see that large equipment, driving across alfalfa fields...

Oct. 13, 2020
The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) is collaborating with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop a research str...

Oct. 13, 2020
At this point in the growing season, stockpiled grass should be looking pretty good if adequate moisture has been received. Don’t waste it!Although opening the gate and leaving the cattle to their o...

Oct. 6, 2020
For Harry Adams Jr., it all started with a trip to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., and a visit to the building where the World Forage Analysis Superbowl samples are displayed. “I couldn�...

Oct. 6, 2020
A total of 266 samples from 16 different states comprised the field of entries for this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl. With the cancellation of World Dairy Expo due to COVID-19 concerns, th...

Oct. 6, 2020
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is always accompanied by a series of dairy and forage educational presentations. This year, these Dairy-Forage Seminars are being offered virtually on the new World...
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