April 26, 2022
There are many reasons why less than 20% of the alfalfa seeds planted ultimately develop into productive plants, but cold temperatures during early development don’t appear to be a major one. U...

April 25, 2022
Most sports fans like a good offensive game. Seeing runs or points scored is generally much more compelling entertainment than a defensive battle...

April 25, 2022
Over the past 30 years, alfalfa has lost market share to corn silage in dairy cow diet formulations. Multiple reasons have been cited for this shift, including lower alfalfa yields, winterkill risk...

April 25, 2022
The farm on Township Road 34 was originally bought and given to the great grandparents of Miles and Caleb von Stein as a wedding gift...

April 19, 2022
One chance per year. That’s all you get. There are no do-overs — no country club mulligans. That one chance refers to the proper timing of making first-cut alfalfa, and given the price of other commodities, the stakes are at an all-time high this year...

April 19, 2022
Whether we’re discussing people or forages, diversity is a present-day buzzword that permeates both the written and spoken word...

April 12, 2022
The greening of America has begun, even for the Northern states. The spring flush of grass is a welcomed sight as the days of long underwear and frozen net wrap bid adieu...

April 12, 2022
Hitting the desired harvest stage of maturity on any forage crop is difficult, but perhaps no class offers a greater challenge than small grains...

April 5, 2022
A lack of moisture is something that must be planned for, not reacted to. Without a plan, pastures often suffer severe overgrazing, which results in both short- and long-term damage...

April 5, 2022
The down-up-down-up trend continued in February as the average alfalfa hay price rose by $3 per ton, according to USDA’s Agricultural Prices report. The alfalfa hay price range has volleyed between...