Aug. 18, 2015
The dog days of August are upon us, and soon it will be back to school, Labor Day and time for that annual furnace check-up (at least for those of us in the North)...


Aug. 3, 2015
We forge ahead through this growing season with steady prices, moderate demand at best, a lack of dairy quality hay being offered, and somewhat improved haymaking weather...


July 28, 2015
I've always liked late summer alfalfa seedings; perhaps it's just loyalty to a practice that got me through graduate school at Iowa State...


July 28, 2015
Though bluegrass is desirable for many lawns and pastures, it generally does not reach such status for alfalfa fields. According to Bruce Anderson, extension agronomist for the University of Nebraska...


July 21, 2015
Go figure. Who knew that volcanoes could provide the cure for Aphanomyces root rot (ARR), a cursed alfalfa seedling disease that has beaten repeated attempts for control. According to the July issue o...


July 14, 2015
In last week's eHay Weekly "Road Trip" report from Georgia, University of Georgia Extension forage specialistDennis Hancock indicated that bermudagrass stem maggot was being found in the sout...


July 14, 2015
In 1930 there were nearly 40 million acres of oats harvested for grain in the United States. By contrast, the most recent Census of Agriculture reported that the nation's farmers harvested jus...


July 3, 2015
Researchers at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wis., compared the drying rates of three cool-season grass species to determine if there were differences. Meadow fescue, orchardgrass and reed canarygrass were cut and swathed once the heading stage was reached in early June 2011 and 2012...


July 3, 2015
Though bermudagrass is expected to be a long-lived, productive species, there are situations where stands begin to thin or totally die over time...


July 3, 2015
It somehow seems we have reached a point where alfalfa is often defined as "Roundup Ready" or not; to be sure, glyphosate resistance is a nice tool that expands some management options, specifically weed control...