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Nutrient management is essential to soil health and we’ve contacted the experts to guide you – read their tips for raising a successful forage crop.

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The subject of forage quality and its relationship to cow health and milk yield is a fascinating, yet highly complex subject. In the Midwest, Northeast, and West, dairy forages are primarily alfalfa and corn silage; Other crops, such as pea and oat mixtures, also play a role. Grass forages, including the various sorghums, play a larger role in more southern areas where it is difficult to grow alfalfa. What are the factors involved in producing high quality forage? One factor that should not be overlooked is fertilizer and soil fertility.

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As growers become progressively more in tune with soil test results and new mapping technologies, they are seeking ever more information from their partners in agronomy – because spending money on the front end can often lead to saving money or getting better harvests, or both.

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Producers can find value in evaluating fertilizer input costs and comparing traditional nitrogen sources like urea and ammonium nitrate with popular nontraditional sources such as poultry litter, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

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Soil makes up the essence of your farm. You are investing your time and money – you own it, you rent it, you operate it – so how do you best manage it for returned profit?

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High-yielding, quality alfalfa and corn silage place a high demand for potassium on soil’s nutrient- supplying power. To maximize animal performance and profitability, it’s important to look and keep a close eye on the potassium (K) level in your forage fields.

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There is an opportunity to use cover crops in the winter to fill forage gaps while warm-season perennial grasses are dormant.

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