Progressive Forage Feed
Video: Round bale sampling
Nick Simmons, Escambia County extension specialist in Florida, opens a new video series called "In The Field." Episode 1 in the series depicts proper hay sampling of round bales, beneficial to producers and buyers.
When do I start to lose money on fertilizer applications?
The economically optimum fertilizer rate is less than the rate where highest yield is achieved due to the concept of diminishing returns.
Managing and feeding reduced-lignin alfalfa
There’s a lot of interest in reduced-lignin alfalfa, with these alfalfa varieties now available from at least half-a-dozen seed companies. All HarvXtra varieties of reduced-lignin alfalfa are genetically engineered, glyphosate-tolerant (Roundup Ready) and have a fall dormancy of 4.
Surviving 2019 forages
Every forage cropping year presents challenges to both growers and users of forages; however, 2019 has been much more challenging than normal. In many areas of the country, much of the alfalfa suffered winterkill.
My climate is changing – how about yours?
At the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, we have had an interesting year. In late July, a severe thunderstorm moved through central Nebraska and pounded away at the center with heavy rain and hail and wind gusts that may have reached 100 mph.
Thwarting alfalfa injury in spring begins in the fall
Alfalfa fields are at risk for winter damage or kill due to extended cold temperatures and ice accumulation on an annual basis, particularly in the Midwest.