Nov. 9, 2021
In Southern beef systems, the need for forage often comes in the fall. This is when warm-season summer pastures have played out but before fall-planted winter-annuals are ready to graze.“In some ope...

Nov. 2, 2021
The fertilizer price landscape has experienced a dramatic change during the past months. As reported last week in the “Hay Pellets” section of eHay Weekly, the bi-weekly Illinois Production C...

Nov. 2, 2021
It’s not that testing forages shouldn’t always be a member of the “must do” category; it just pushes higher up the list as the upcoming winter approaches.Supplemental feeding is going to be mo...

Oct. 26, 2021
“One of the major factors negatively impacting harvested alfalfa forage quality is leaf loss,” asserted David Weakley, director of forage research nutrition for Forage Genetics Internatinoal...

Oct. 26, 2021
Photo: Doug MayoWhen the laboratory grinding dust settled, and all 387 entries in the 2021 Southeastern Hay Contest were analyzed, it was Bill Conrad’s crimson clover hay that outdistanced the pack...

Oct. 19, 2021
Weather extremes are typical for many of our Northwestern states, but the last two years have taken those extremes to a new level...

Oct. 19, 2021
Last week, USDA published its October Crop Production report with updates to its August report. Final crop production estimates won’t be available until January’s Crop Production Annual Summary report...

Oct. 12, 2021
Through the years, many great inventions have been the residue of someone’s desire to solve a problem. There are countless examples of what we consider mainstream agricultural equipment that s...

Oct. 12, 2021
Initial results from a University of Kentucky (UK) research trial indicates that a late-season application of nitrogen (N) on tall fescue hayfields could significantly benefit first-cutting yields in...

Oct. 5, 2021
Harvesting high-quality forage is a challenge. Consistently harvesting high-quality forage is . . . well . . . an even bigger challenge. Some operations seem to have largely mastered the latter hurdle...