Forage Production

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 »

Prepare for upcoming forage season

Now is the time to evaluate the well-being of your forage crop. A recent podcast offers guidelines for assessing pastures and forage stands. FULL STORY »

New silage production reference manual

DuPont Pioneer has published a new information-packed resource guide for successfully producing silage. FULL STORY »

Scout for early signs of alfalfa weevils

A recent Kansas State "Milk Lines" podcast discusses alfalfa weevil management to prevent damage to your alfalfa crop. FULL STORY »

Video: Use corn fungicides to target disease

An Extension plant pathologist talks about when a foliar fungicide should be used on corn. FULL STORY »

Monitor sulfur status of forages

Know when to apply a sulfur-containing fertilizer to sulfur-deficient alfalfa. FULL STORY »

Need for sulfur right behind N, P and K

Sulfur is one of the 16 elements essential to crop production. It is typically considered a secondary macronutrient (along with calcium and magnesium), but is essential for maximum crop yield and quality. FULL STORY »

Tips for managing alfalfa during a drought

Adjusting harvest management during drought may salvage some yield and aid alfalfa recovery. FULL STORY »

Do you need to treat for adult corn rootworms?

Three factors must be taken into account before a foliar insecticide application is warranted for adult corn rootworms. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa can weather drought, but might yield less

Growers may find that although alfalfa can weather the current extreme heat and drought conditions from a quality standpoint, there will be less of it, an Ohio State University Extension educator says. FULL STORY »

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