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 »
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 »
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 »