Sept. 8, 2015
Labor Day has come and gone. Though most farmers focus on harvest this time of year, it's also a time to be thinking more specifically about potassium from several forage crop fronts. Alfalfa...

Sept. 4, 2015
Southwest Missouri is hot and humid in the summer, prone to drought, can experience extreme cold in the winter, and is home to vast amounts of native, endophyte-infected tall fescue. Nevertheles...

Sept. 1, 2015
In years when early-season monsoon rains cause delayed planting of corn, there is often more than the usual amount of late-maturing standing corn that gets sold for silage harvest...

Aug. 25, 2015
It’s time. Time for stockpiling pastures in an effort to extend the grazing season and conserve stored hay reserves. “Stockpiling forage is one of least expensive ways of feeding cattle,”...

Aug. 18, 2015
The dog days of August are upon us, and soon it will be back to school, Labor Day and time for that annual furnace check-up (at least for those of us in the North)...

Aug. 11, 2015
One of the most often discussed, misunderstood and argued topics in the forage production feed chain is the use of silage inoculants...

Aug. 3, 2015
I think, but am not entirely sure, that Congressional Republicans and Democrats would agree on the importance of water for agriculture. For folks in the business of crop production, there is nothing to debate. Those two little hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to oxygen are often the cause of extreme emotional highs and lows. ...

July 28, 2015
I've always liked late summer alfalfa seedings; perhaps it's just loyalty to a practice that got me through graduate school at Iowa State...

July 28, 2015
Though bluegrass is desirable for many lawns and pastures, it generally does not reach such status for alfalfa fields. According to Bruce Anderson, extension agronomist for the University of Nebraska...

July 14, 2015
In 1930 there were nearly 40 million acres of oats harvested for grain in the United States. By contrast, the most recent Census of Agriculture reported that the nation's farmers harvested jus...