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...

Oct. 5, 2021
A total of 343 samples from 17 different states comprised the field of entries for this year’s 38th World Forage Analysis Superbowl. The highest placing samples were on display last week at World Da...

Sept. 28, 2021
Somewhere between the territories of making dry hay and chopping haylage is the land of baleage. Its acreage is expanding at a rate that would gain compliments from the former Macedonian king...

Sept. 28, 2021
A team of forage educators and graduate students at North Carolina State University authored and released a paper that compares commercially available novel endophyte tall fescue varieties...