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Forage Production

Whether you graze, chop, ensile, bag or bale forage, we offer practical information for your hay, silage and pasture needs.

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In the Midwest, the primary factor that influences quality of harvested dry forage is weather. In many instances, wet spring weather delays the first cutting, resulting in mature hay that is decreased in quality, palatability and digestibility.

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As our weather continually becomes warmer, insects that have the potential to take profit out of forages will appear. In the southeastern U.S., the three forage insects that tend to get the most attention are the fall armyworm, grasshopper and bermudagrass stem maggot.

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You are comparing two pickup trucks before making a purchase. Both have equal age, miles and options, but one has all its service records, including the oil changes, while the other truck was never maintained and its oil is gooey and black.

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Some producers may be trying to decide whether they should apply agri-chemicals themselves rather than hiring a local supplier.

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In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to know the value of the alfalfa forage you feed your dairy or beef cattle.

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The sugarcane aphid is a new and widespread pest of grain and forage sorghums in the southern U.S. In 2014, the sugarcane aphid infested sorghums in 12 states from Texas to Florida and as far north as southern Kansas, Arkansas and Tennessee.

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