Aug. 9, 2022
No dairy farm looks the same. The same can be said for their perennial forage fields, most notably those with alfalfa...

Aug. 2, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic shut down world economies for extended periods and continues to have a long tail. Ramping back up hasn’t been easy as evidenced by production challenges of goods and services...

July 26, 2022
Widespread conversion of pasture acres to alfalfa is never going to occur, nor should it. It’s not uncommon to see alfalfa as a component of a pasture mix or, in some cases, a primary grazing species...

July 19, 2022
Alfalfa has always been a crop that is more than happy to tell you when it’s hurting. There’s the distinctive “hopperburn” from potato leafhoppers, a funky looking “shepherd’s hook...

July 12, 2022
Let’s be clear on one thing: Corn silage is the primary feed source of the dairy industry...

July 5, 2022
Many hay balers are also straw balers. Wheat straw makes for a no-brainer second enterprise using all of the same equipment needed for hay, only without the anxiety...

July 5, 2022
When we talk about clovers for haying or grazing, species such as red clover, white clover, ladino clover, alsike clover, crimson clover, and others come to the immediate forefront...

June 28, 2022
There are several situations when the ability to seed alfalfa after a killed alfalfa crop might be the desired play. It certainly would be a “go-to” practice for many commercial alfalfa growers...

June 21, 2022
As many readers know by now, I spent most of my adult life as an extension agronomist in a dairy-dominated Wisconsin county...

June 14, 2022
Among humans, most communication is accomplished by speaking or writing. However, there’s a whole world of science that studies what is called nonverbal communication...