The nutrient value of drought-stressed corn

The variability in corn growth during a drought often varies not only by area of the state, but by field and within the field. Available water differences cause most of the growth variability, but soil fertility also will influence the nutrients taken up by the plant. It is best to sample the field for levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur. FULL STORY »

Forage analysis helpful for producers fearing post-frost toxicity

Fall frost can raise the potential for prussic acid poisoning in livestock, meaning producers need to properly manage forages and possibly test for prussic acid content, an Ohio State University Extension forage specialist says. FULL STORY »

Has your decision-making process become reactive?

It's the decisions made during times of uncertainty that can have the biggest financial impact on an operation's bottom line. Use these tips to evaluate how you’re making decisions when it comes to adding or cutting a technology or product. FULL STORY »

Extension program offers help for managing high feed cost

A look at the big picture can help you manage escalating feed costs. An upcoming Penn State Extension online and face-to-face workshop, offered next week and on Oct. 23, can help. FULL STORY »

Improve low-quality forages

With tight hay supplies and escalating prices, producers are scrounging for every bit of possible forage they can find. Given the extended drought, good or medium-quality hay may not be available or has been sold to others buying existing supplies. FULL STORY »

Reduce the risk of a combine fire

Farmers are reporting an increase in combine fires this harvesting season. No doubt, the extended dry weather has increased the fire danger on combines, but there are several other factors that can cause fires. FULL STORY »

Watching for aflatoxin as drought continues

The season-long drought and extreme heat have created conditions prime for Aspergillus ear rot to develop in corn, so growers should scout their fields and inspect their grain, a Purdue Extension plant pathologist says. FULL STORY »

Aflatoxin: No room for error

Aflatoxin is produced by the Aspergillus mold. It thrives in periods of excessive heat and drought conditions, which is why it’s of particular concern to producers this harvest season. FULL STORY »

PDPW Feed & Nutrition Conference is next week

Are you looking for ways to cut feed costs or wondering what commodity is really the best buy? Then you don't want to miss the “Alternatives, Strategies, Decisions” Feed & Nutrition Conference next week in two locations in Wisconsin. FULL STORY »

Harness the power of rumination

Rumination monitoring can provide an early window for diagnosis of cows with health problems. FULL STORY »

Grain bin housekeeping

Pay extra attention to cleaning grain storage structures before storing the new crop this fall. FULL STORY »

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