Forage Production

Ask before seeding a new forage stand

In order to reap the benefits of what you sow, there are a few questions you should ask in regards to seeding a new forage. Identifying weed issues prior to planting is vital as is knowing the soil conditions and your timeline for your forage stand. FULL STORY »

Choosing the right inoculant

Numerous inoculants exist in the marketplace today, each claiming to have various benefits. How do you know which type is right for your operation? FULL STORY »

Are cover crops in your forage supply?

The topic of cover crops has been getting lots of discussion. Cover crops are not new but we are certainly looking more at their benefits in recent years. FULL STORY »

Tight forage supplies? Cropping options in 2014

The year 2013 proved to be a challenging growing season with a cold, wet spring that lasted well into May. FULL STORY »

Palmer amaranth will cause challenges for forage producers

Populations of Palmer amaranth in Michigan are resistant to glyphosate and ALS-inhibiting herbicides. FULL STORY »

The cold temperatures and alfalfa

Concern always arises in cold periods over winter about the effect of the low temperatures on alfalfa winter survival. FULL STORY »

The value of hay as fertilizer

This time of year, many producers are feeding cows hay. Have you ever stopped to think about what the dollar value of the nutrients in the hay are worth as fertilizer once they have been processed by the cow? FULL STORY »

Ask the Silage Dr: Organic use inoculants

I’m an organic producer and am interested in trying an inoculant on my forages. However, my certifier has warned me that some inoculants may not be suitable for my use. Is there anything I should be looking for in an inoculant to help me determine which I can use? FULL STORY »

Understanding early season stress

Corn can face many different stresses that can reduce stands, such as cold or wet soils, insect feeding, cold temperatures and unfavorable weather conditions. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa weevil starts to emerge; growers need to scout fields

Indiana has had enough warm, spring days for alfalfa growers to start seeing alfalfa weevil emerging in their fields. So producers should be scouting for the pest now instead of waiting to see obvious damage before doing anything about it, a Purdue Extension entomologist says. FULL STORY »

N is key to uptake of other corn nutrients, study shows

A historical analysis of corn research shows that new hybrids are taking up more nitrogen than older plant varieties after the crucial flowering stage, a clue as to how plant scientists will need to adapt crops to increase yields. FULL STORY »

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