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Forage Facts
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Forage Facts

Paul Craig

Survival and high production of an alfalfa stand begins with an understanding of root reserves. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Fall Forage Assessment - Articles Articles
There is time now to check out your alfalfa stands and predict what conditions the stands will be in next year. More
Haylage in a Day
Haylage in a Day - Articles Articles

Haylage in a Day

Paul Craig

The adoption of incorporating a wide cutting swath in forage harvest to speed up the dry down process has been increasing on farms across the United States. More
ohn D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
The Fescue Family of Grasses - Articles Articles
A new species of grass that forage producers may soon hear more about is called Meadow Fescue. More
Late Season Timothy Fertilization
Late Season Timothy Fertilization - Articles Articles
Turf grass managers consider a very late fall application of fertilizer to be the most important fertility application. How would cool season forage grasses respond? More
Minimizing Forage Shrink
Minimizing Forage Shrink - Articles Articles
Shrink also affects forages and can range from 5% to more than 40% and some instances losses can be higher. More
Summer Seeding of Forages
Summer Seeding of Forages - Articles Articles
The best time to plant "fall-seeded" alfalfa is actually early to mid August or “mid-summer”. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Alfalfa Winter Injury - Articles Articles

Alfalfa Winter Injury

Paul Craig

Snow helps to insulate alfalfa crowns from fluctuating air temperatures. A layer of snow moderates growth and initiation of buds when air temperatures move into the mid 40’s. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Ready to Plant Spring Forages? - Articles Articles
Winter is the time to prepare planting equipment. One task that is critical for spring establishment of forage crops is getting drills and seeders in shape. More
Winter Alfalfa Survival
Winter Alfalfa Survival - Articles Articles
Survival and high production of an alfalfa stand begins with an understanding of photosynthesis, carbohydrate production and root reserves. More
This March - Check Your Fields
This March - Check Your Fields - Articles Articles
How to determine the extent of winter injury to your stands following the high risk period of January and February. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Forage Sorghum Planting - Articles Articles
More than just an emergency forage crop: forage sorghums and sudangrass crosses are highly digestible and high yielding. More
Fertilizing Alfalfa
Fertilizing Alfalfa - Articles Articles

Fertilizing Alfalfa

Paul Craig

The sudden and dramatic increase in fertilizer cost has resulted in many forage producers reconsidering their alfalfa fertility program. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Short Rotations for Alfalfa Profitability - Articles Articles
Rotating alfalfa to corn has many economical advantages. More
Nitrogen Fertility of Forage Grasses
Nitrogen Fertility of Forage Grasses - Articles Articles
Nitrogen fertilizer applications to grass hayfields and pastures are the foundation for top forage yields. More
Minimizing Forage Shrink by Managing Baleage
Minimizing Forage Shrink by Managing Baleage - Articles Articles
Shrink is referred to as the loss of the commodity from harvest until sale. Shrink affects forages and can range from 5% to more than 40% and some instances losses can be higher. More
Penn State Corn Silage Bunker Density Study Summary Report
Penn State Corn Silage Bunker Density Study Summary Report - Articles Articles
Two-year study results on the density of corn silage bunker silos, provides some management recommendations for improving silage density and silage quality in bunker silos. More