Sept. 22, 2020
Although hay growers got shut out of the first round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), USDA has chosen to include alfalfa in Round 2.Only acres that were certified as planted to alfalfa i...

Sept. 22, 2020
The window for planting annual and perennial grasses in the fall is a wide one, depending on latitude and what is being seeded. Even so, the basic components of establishing a productive stand remain the same. “Planting is what we call a critical control point,” says Matt Poore, a professor and ruminant nutrition extension specialist at North Carolina State University. “If you do a really good job at that point, it helps with a good outcome far down the road. If...

Sept. 22, 2020
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl will announce winners virtually at noon on September 30 via webcast of the Brevant seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon. Interested contestants, sponsors, media, and for...

Sept. 15, 2020
It was probably close to 30 years ago — one of the first American Forage and Grassland Council conferences that I ever attended. The most anticipated presentation at that meeting was a political cam...

Sept. 15, 2020
Sometimes, it’s all a matter of perspective. Such is the case for sericea lespedeza, a perennial, warm-season legume that is cursed in some regions as an invasive species and lauded for its ch...

Sept. 8, 2020
Alfalfa provides plenty of benefits during its productive years in a crop rotation. But alfalfa is also the gift that keeps on giving...

Sept. 8, 2020
Every year, we see new ideas come down the pike. Time, of course, is the best measure of success for any new idea or technology. If something doesn’t work, its staying power is usually short...

Sept. 1, 2020
The Midwest dairy farmer’s lament was to the point: “If I didn’t have to worry about winterkill, I’d definitely grow more alfalfa.”This farmer, like many others sitting at the meeting table...

Sept. 1, 2020
Tall fescue is often lambasted for its palatability and toxicosis issues, but now is the time of year when you can take full advantage of one of the species’ most redeeming qualities — the ability...

Aug. 25, 2020
There are a couple of things we know about the term “overgrazing.” First, it’s the most common mistake made regardless of grazing system. Second, it’s all about time.Time comes in two forms wh...