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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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There are many critical times affecting final yield in the life of a corn plant. However, there is none more important than establishing an optimum stand.

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“Weevils and aphids rank among the biggest pests we face on a regular basis.

We spend quite a bit of time monitoring for these problems and then spray when they reach a certain point.

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Wheel traffic is a common problem in the modern culture of forage production. Over the years, the equipment used to cut, rake, bale and remove hay from the field has changed dramatically as mechanization has reduced the requirement for arduous hand labor.

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Last issue we discussed the need to take oil samples in order to know how often your machines need an oil change.

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Nick Robbins, a welder from Buhl, Idaho, says he heard about how hay haulers, dealers and producers use hand probes to test the moisture content of hay bales. They stick the bale once and move on.

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“I think getting it here would be a great thing for the industry. We need it for producers to be able to hit that premium market with new stands of hay.

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