Corn cobs eyed for bioenergy production

Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. USDA research indicates that soil quality would not decline if crop residues were removed from fields. FULL STORY »

‘Corn Advisor’ app available

An app developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture can turn a smartphone or tablet into an anytime, any place corn expert. FULL STORY »

Maintain good rumen health

Upcoming Penn State Extension program to explore nutritional and environmental issues related to providing and maintaining good rumen health in high-producing cows. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa in forage system extends feed in drought

Another drought year ahead or not, adding more forages to the grazing mix helps during the annual summer slump, says a University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. FULL STORY »

How to handle larger seed size this spring

The atypical growing season in 2012 impacted soybean seed size and shape. Here is some advice to help clients maximize planter performance and ensure the highest possible planting accuracy with larger soybean seed. FULL STORY »

Rumen microbiology textbook now online

The textbook provides an overview of rumen microbiology and its role in ruminant nutrition. A PDF can be downloaded for free via the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center web site. FULL STORY »

Custom harvester meeting set

Join Vita Plus in "Mastering the Forage Challenge" during its Custom Harvester Meeting, Feb. 19-20, in Madison, Wis. FULL STORY »

Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council Conference set for Feb. 8

While the drought of 2012 was an extreme example of dry conditions during a growing season, it was not an anomaly, meaning producers have to be prepared to deal with periods of dry conditions as part of their annual management plans, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said. FULL STORY »

Finding the potential availability of manure phosphorus in soil

It's important to understand the forms of phosphorus in manure and how manure interacts with soil before improved manure management strategies can be developed. FULL STORY »

Effects of 2012 drought on feeding dairy animals

Here are some answers on how to handle feeding challenges presented by the drought of 2012. FULL STORY »

Revolutionary technology aids thirsty crops during drought

While much of the nation’s crops withered under last year’s punishing drought, Michigan State University researchers dramatically increased corn and vegetable production on test farms using revolutionary new water-saving membranes. FULL STORY »

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