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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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For some custom harvesters, there may come a time when things are a little slower than usual. Does that mean panic is warranted?

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Photovoltaic (PV) panels (commonly called solar panels) are an increasingly common sight on urban rooftops and rural properties across the U.S.

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Special attention should be paid to the cutting height when harvesting switchgrass or other native warm-season grasses for forage or biomass (Figure 1).

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The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines “breakthrough” as “a sudden advance, especially in knowledge or technique.” Here’s one that just happened in the world of grazing: RG,2,45K. Let’s talk.

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As I discuss the use of native grasses in forage programs, I often encounter folks who’ve heard native grasses aren’t a practical option because they are “too difficult to manage.” Native grasses like big bluestem, indiangrass and switchgrass are what we refer to as “tall-growing” and, like any tall grass, are more sensitive to overgrazing.

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Silvopasture practices may require a little research, but they could help you get a break on your property taxes.

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