March 26, 2024
Drought is on farmers’ minds across Missouri and other states. Monthly precipitation has been below average 17 of the last 22 months in Columbia, Mo...


March 18, 2024
Several out-of-state license plates cruise through Moneta, Va., in the summertime as drivers head toward Smith Mountain Lake for a weekend getaway...


March 12, 2024
During my years as an extension agent, I would occasionally be called out to a farm for the purpose of evaluating a failed or thin new alfalfa seeding field...


March 5, 2024
Although alfalfa has been grown and studied for many generations, there are still some mysteries surrounding the crop that continue to dog us...


Feb. 28, 2024
Forage should make up the majority of any horse diet, typically around 1% to 2% of body weight...


Feb. 24, 2024
The offseason is a time of year when you can get unexpected phone calls and possibly a few visits from sales people who are trying to pedal their agricultural wares...


Feb. 24, 2024
One of the tools I have used to assist my grazing management decisions is the pasture inventory...


Feb. 24, 2024
In the northern United States, hayfields often consist of a single forage species like alfalfa, but single species pastures are somewhat rare...


Feb. 22, 2024
Alfalfa offers a great opportunity to combat the spread of herbicide-resistant weed variants on your farm for two main reasons...


Feb. 20, 2024
Although alfalfa weevils have developed resistance to pyrethroid insecticides, causing severe alfalfa losses in the Western U.S. and concern elsewhere, producers may still be able to utilize pyrethroids on a limited basis...