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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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Various pivot irrigation technologies, such as low-elevation sprinklers and mobile drip irrigation, have promising water-saving potential, but the investments required for these technologies can sometimes be too great to incentivize producers to adopt.

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The key to an efficient hay season is a smooth startup. Making sure windrowers, mower conditioners, rakes, balers and other hay implements are ready to go when forage is at its peak maximizes uptime and helps ensure a successful harvest.

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A January 2022 webinar from Utah State University Extension addressed the results of alfalfa nitrogen credit studies looking at whether corn or small grains responded to nitrogen applications in the first two years after alfalfa termination.

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With spring just around the corner, you may be starting to think about your forage plans for your operation. Whether you are ready to put your cows out on pasture or begin a new harvest of haylage, it’s important to know what you are feeding your animals.

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Shortcuts aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution, but the saying “work smarter, not harder” has some merit.

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Winter groundwater recharge, where farmland is flooded during the winter using surface water to recharge the underlying groundwater, is a promising technology currently tested on alfalfa. In this study, we investigated the suitability of semi-non-dormant alfalfa for winter groundwater recharge.

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