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...

Sept. 29, 2020
For many years, developing improved alfalfa varieties has involved rigorous, long-term field research, measurements, and observations. That approach isn’t going away anytime soon; however, the...

Sept. 29, 2020
It’s officially fall. A few in the far North have perhaps already experienced a killing freeze or heavy frost. For most, it’s yet to come.As the hours of sunlight get shorter, I have always felt t...

Sept. 22, 2020
Although hay growers got shut out of the first round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), USDA has chosen to include alfalfa in Round 2.Only acres that were certified as planted to alfalfa i...

Sept. 22, 2020
The window for planting annual and perennial grasses in the fall is a wide one, depending on latitude and what is being seeded. Even so, the basic components of establishing a productive stand remain the same. “Planting is what we call a critical control point,” says Matt Poore, a professor and ruminant nutrition extension specialist at North Carolina State University. “If you do a really good job at that point, it helps with a good outcome far down the road. If...

Sept. 22, 2020
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl will announce winners virtually at noon on September 30 via webcast of the Brevant seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon. Interested contestants, sponsors, media, and for...

Sept. 15, 2020
It was probably close to 30 years ago — one of the first American Forage and Grassland Council conferences that I ever attended. The most anticipated presentation at that meeting was a political cam...