March 19, 2024
It’s typically large square and round bales that dominate the countryside, and for many years, major machinery manufacturers weren’t motivated to invest large resources into small square bale prod...

March 15, 2024
Here we are — in the throngs of March Madness. I was never much of a basketball player in high school, being too slow and prone to fouling...

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 12, 2024
It’s that the time of the year when college basketball aficionados anticipate their favorite team’s run through the bracket, or at least the team they’ve got picked to win it all. Anticipa...

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. 27, 2024
Cool-season grass pastures are almost always going to go dormant and cease growth at some point during the summer. It’s a fact that most graziers live with, and the good ones have predetermined plan...

Feb. 20, 2024
Grazing livestock is often depicted as animals out on lush, green pastures, moving periodically to new paddocks with even more lush, green forage. Although this is true, there is also the realit...

Feb. 13, 2024
Frost-seeding season has begun, and it can sometimes be tempting to save a trip across the field by mixing the seed with dry fertilizer before broadcasting. Based on research at the University of Kent...

Feb. 6, 2024
Cool-season annual grasses such as cereals and ryegrass are widely used at various times in the growing season, depending on location. In the South, they are often seeded in the fall for late-fall and...

Feb. 5, 2024
MOMENTUM is a wonderful thing. We’ve all seen how positive momentum can bring something or someone from the dregs of defeat or extinction to the top of the hill by merely exerting a little positive energy that, over time, manifests itself into a lot of positive energy...