Pioneer forage information from GrowingPoint
Now is a good time to evaluate your alfalfa stands
Experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred offer these tips to determine stand quality
Drought-tolerant crops developed through modern breeding are key
Drought-tolerant crops developed through modern breeding are key to sustainably increasing production — discussion on opportunities and challenges of maize cultivation under dry conditions.
Dairy Herd Management Articles
Unlocking the secrets of corn plant roots
Researchers are examining corn root complexity and how it impacts corn development.
Save soil and maintain corn yields
Early research from Iowa State University says both are possible.
6 ways to cut losses from wheel traffic
Use these management tips to reduce alfalfa yield losses.
Maintain a good relationship between manure and alfalfa
Use these hints when applying manure to alfalfa fields.
Revised Purdue forage guide offers new sections
Updated publication has been enhanced to offer more complete information.
Time alfalfa harvest right
Use the predictive equations for alfalfa quality to predict optimum dates for first cuttings.
Reduce yield loss for crops under stress
Plant researchers are taking a long look at stress in order to improve crop productivity.
10 practices to increase corn yields
Use these tips to get the most from your fields this season.
Wet weather delays spring forage plantings
Check out these tips for dealing with the soggy conditions.
Only you can prevent hay fires
Hay fires occur more often within 6 weeks of hay bailing than any other time. Use these tips to prevent hay fires.
Miscanthus can host Western Corn Rootworm
Perennial grass used for biofuels can support rootworm beetle larvae to adulthood
Emerging alfalfa disease or weird weather?
Mycoleptodiscus crown and root rot has been around since the 1950s, but for some reason, a couple of Midwest forage labs saw in increase of the disease last summer. The affected plants were from new and established fields.
How much water does alfalfa need?
Producers who irrigate alfalfa need to rely on good strategies.
Manure and forage
Timing is everything when it comes to manure application on forage fields.
How profitable is your alfalfa stand?
Is your alfalfa stand as profitable in the fourth year as it was in the second year? Or vice versa?
Should you shorten alfalfa rotations?
Shorter crop rotations mean great profit per acre for the entire farm due to higher alfalfa yield, higher forage quality, reduced pesticide use, greater nitrogen credits and increased corn yields, say researchers at the
Copper sulfate could be hurting your forages
Copper sulfate use in foot baths is commonplace on many dairy operations. Once emptied, the contents of a foot bath travel through the manure-storage system and onto farm fields.