Aug. 24, 2021
Corn is frequently sold “on the hoof” to be chopped for silage rather than harvested for grain. This year, there will be a number of drought-stressed acres sold off for chopping...

Aug. 19, 2021
There are lots of reasons for doing things the way we do them — time savings, research proven, effectiveness, preference, cost, and yes, even tradition...

Aug. 19, 2021
Bales Hay in Buckeye, Ariz., is one of the first farms in the U.S. to adopt steaming technology for small bales. One-pass hay steamer technology is nothing new to Western haymakers...

Aug. 17, 2021
Harvesting corn silage at the right moisture is always important, but it may be just a little bit more important in 2021...

Aug. 10, 2021
Most everyone knows how corn should be harvested and stored to ensure the best possible performance results when it is fed...

Aug. 3, 2021
Forage producers differ greatly in their tolerance for weeds that invade hayfields or pastures. In the West, where hay is often grown for retail or export, there is nearly zero tolerance...

July 27, 2021
As July rounds the home turn for the stretch run, forage plants begin to shift into a different gear. Producers might want to consider doing the same, especially those looking to bolster stored...

July 20, 2021
The Willamette Valley in Oregon is the epicenter for grass seed production...

July 13, 2021
Back in my college days, I found it interesting the different approaches my student peers had for taking tests, especially final exams. Of course, there were those who simply didn’t care what grade...

July 6, 2021
It’s well known that the growing environment can impact the quality of forage. Cool temperatures generally are favorable for improving fiber digestibility, hot temperatures will speed plant maturity...