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Making corn silage in drought conditions

The primary goal of making corn silage is to preserve as many nutrients in the corn plant as possible, to produce a feed that is acceptable to cows, and to minimize any risks associated with feeding the silage. FULL STORY »

Options for drought-damaged corn fields

Farmers with crops need to check out the options before harvesting a drought-damaged corn field for something other than the grain. FULL STORY »

Quick test for nitrates in cornstalks

Green chopping drought-stressed corn? Here is one option for determining whether nitrate toxicity might be a problem. FULL STORY »

How to deal with feed price volatility

Drought conditions, limited stockpiles of commodities and other factors have led to an increase in feed cost. Here are some ways to manage your ration under the circumstances. FULL STORY »

P and K silage harvest of drought-damaged corn

Corn silage harvest results in more phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) removal than grain alone because almost the entire plant is harvested. The increased amount removed with silage differs for P and K because the relative amount of P and K is different in corn vegetative parts than in grain. FULL STORY »

Drought-stressed corn resources

Here are some resources to help you manage your drought-stressed corn crop, including an overview of its nutritional value. FULL STORY »

Canola possible forage crop for livestock

Drought-challenged dairy producers facing forage shortages may be able to feed their cows canola and related crops, provided they take certain precautions. FULL STORY »

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 »

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