Silage Management

Managing stand losses in alfalfa fields

After the long frigid winter followed by cold wet spring, there is much concern about potential winterkill in alfalfa stands. After a slow start to the growing season, we are now seeing the extent of alfalfa winterkill. FULL STORY »

New York trial: Tall fescue silage as good as alfalfa silage

Cornell University research has shown that tall fescue silage used in a well-balanced dairy ration can produce as much milk per cow as alfalfa silage. FULL STORY »

Ask the Silage Dr: Dry inoculants

“I’ve been using dry inoculants for years since they’re easy-to-use. Recently, my forage came back from the lab with an abnormally high pH. FULL STORY »

Brush up on haylage history

Reviewing past year’s setbacks can point to adjustments in management, inoculant choice FULL STORY »

Addressing first cutting haylage challenges

Though all forages have their own ensiling challenges, haylage is unique in that it is harvested more than once and each cutting has slightly different conditions to evaluate. FULL STORY »

More uses for corn forage: Grazing, baling, silage

NDSU’s Dickinson Research Center told producers unharvested forage corn can now be used for grazing livestock late last year, but that’s not where its uses stop. FULL STORY »

Ask the Silage Dr: Cold Weather and Heating Silage

It has been an awfully cold winter. Do I still have to be concerned with heating later this year or did the extreme cold eliminate this issue? FULL STORY »

Ask the Silage Dr: Organic use inoculants

I’m an organic producer and am interested in trying an inoculant on my forages. However, my certifier has warned me that some inoculants may not be suitable for my use. Is there anything I should be looking for in an inoculant to help me determine which I can use? FULL STORY »

New silage production reference manual

DuPont Pioneer has published a new information-packed resource guide for successfully producing silage. FULL STORY »

Webinar covers feed storage design

Here is a recording of the recent Penn State webinar, "Feed Storage & Handling System Design." FULL STORY »

Upcoming webinar focuses on feed storage

The March 26 "Technology Tuesdays" webinar from Penn State Extension will cover design of dairy feed storage and handling systems. FULL STORY »

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