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Frost-damaged corn may be better for silage or HMSC

The 2014 corn silage harvest season is in full swing in the North Country. Fields planted in May are at or rapidly approaching optimum harvest moisture range (33-35% dry matter). FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: Forced to feed newly harvested corn silage?

Corn silage harvest is currently under way for much of the U.S. or just finishing up for those lucky enough to get corn planted early this year. FULL STORY »

New silage/earlage cost estimating tool

SDSU Extension Field Specialists along with the South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management have developed the Silage/Earlage Decision Aid to use in estimating costs of silage production. FULL STORY »

What happens to corn silage quality due to an early frost?

Frost events will make management decisions more important for silage producers. FULL STORY »

Avoiding the Fall Slump

Abruptly switching from old corn silage to fresh can cause a production slump FULL STORY »

Packing densities and Shredlage®

Packing density of corn silage is affected by a multitude of factors, including moisture, cut length, weight and time of packing tractors, delivery rate to the bunker or pile, and processing methods. But how does Shredlage® compare to conventionally processed silage in terms of packing density? FULL STORY »

Top 10 corn silage harvest moisture and management factors

With corn silage harvesting well underway, Karla Hernandez, SDSU Extension Forages Field Specialist shares some tips to help to get the best out of this crop. FULL STORY »

Tips for timing corn silage harvest

Corn development has accelerated with the recent warm temperatures. Silage harvest has begun in some parts of Ohio with earlier planting dates. FULL STORY »

Time for a silage processor checkup

Now is the time to check over your forage harvester, and your silage processor in particular. FULL STORY »

Study looks at using herbicides to accelerate forage dry down

Herbicide application increased the drying rate of ryegrass and sorghum without reducing nutritional value, but the researchers do have some cautions. FULL STORY »

Are you ready for first cutting of alfalfa?

The first cutting of alfalfa typically has the highest yield and quality. Now is the time to prepare for a successful first harvest. FULL STORY »

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