Forage Production

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 »

Stress on corn at pollination

There is not a lot of good news for the 2012 Illinois corn crop, but there has been recent rainfall in some places, and 46 percent of the crop was silking by July 1, far earlier than normal. Silks are abundant, and leaf color remains good in fields where plants have had enough water to get to a height of 5 feet or more. FULL STORY »

The effect of high heat and drought on corn

High temperatures can cause problems in corn even when soil moisture is adequate — and will compound problems in drought-stressed corn. Hot, dry conditions are particularly damaging during pollination. FULL STORY »

Drought puts corn pollination process in jeopardy

This year’s corn needs rain and needs it soon. The next couple weeks are critical for corn pollination, because silk growth and tassel pollen-shed must be in sync to create corn kernels. That coordination relies on water. FULL STORY »

Spotted knapweed in dairy pastures and hay fields

As dairy producers, we like our spots, but the spotted knapweed is definitely not on the good list. FULL STORY »

How extended high heat disrupts corn pollination

In years when we get high day and nighttime temperatures coinciding with the peak corn pollination period, we can expect problems. Continual heat exposure before and during pollination worsens the response. FULL STORY »

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