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Current Progressive Forage Grower Magazine Preview LATEST ISSUE

April 1, 2015


In This Issue

  • New research harvests alfalfa leaves separately
  • Round bale storage options
  • New equipment rollout
  • Successfully stockpiling fescue


  • April showers bring May flowers. What do May flowers bring? If you’re a fan of riddles, you already know the answer – Pilgrims. For graziers throughout North America, however, this riddle may have a different answer – weed seeds. If grass is your crop, May flowers usually mean a bumper crop of weeds waiting to go to seed, unless you have lots of legumes in your pasture.

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  • Many things within your control can impact the quality and quantity of your alfalfa, according to Brian Lang of Iowa State University Extension. Lang presented several ways to improve alfalfa production during the 2015 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Days.

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  • Recently I asked a South Dakota alfalfa grower what he enjoyed most about growing alfalfa. His response was simple, “The best part of growing alfalfa is when I’ve finished harvesting and know I captured a high-quality crop of alfalfa.”

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