Harvest Help

Haying, ensiling immature corn poses challenges

Some North Dakota producers may be faced with having to use their corn, sunflower, wheat, barley, oat or other crops for hay, grazing or silage because of this year's drought conditions. FULL STORY »

Think twice before baling soybeans

Soybeans can make good forage, but heed these words of caution before cutting them for hay. FULL STORY »

How much silage will you lose to shrink this year?

Severe drought conditions in many parts of the country mean proper ensiling is of the utmost importance this year. Steps taken during ensiling can prevent silage losses due to shrink. FULL STORY »

Corn silage could salvage some value for drought-damaged crop

Farmers with drought-damaged cornfields could consider harvesting the crop for livestock feed to salvage some of its value and to help livestock producers supplement short forage supplies, says a Purdue Extension forage specialist. FULL STORY »

Dry weather increases potential for high-ash forages

Higher than normal ash levels in forage from soil contamination can cause significant challenges when balancing diets for lactating dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa management considerations in a drought

An established alfalfa plant has a deep taproot that enables the plant to extract moisture from the soil and continue growing even under drought conditions. FULL STORY »

Managing your alfalfa crop following a hectic spring season

Let your alfalfa blossom during the summer to capture some carbohydrates. FULL STORY »

Test forage for nitrates before you cut

Heat and drought stress can cause dangerous concentrations of nitrates to accumulate in summer annuals. Nitrate poisoning can cause abortions in cattle. High concentrations can even be fatal. FULL STORY »

Advice on achieving high-forage rations

There is little room for error when harvesting and ensiling forage destined for use in high-forage diets. FULL STORY »

Don’t let your hay profits go up in smoke

Hay is a hot commodity, but don’t let it ignite. FULL STORY »

Evaluate ensiling techniques before harvest starts

Understanding the ensiling process can help you reach your silage feeding goals. FULL STORY »

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