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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 most instances, taking over a few distressed pivots and accompanying rangeland in the middle of nowhere wouldn’t exactly be considered a good idea.

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To compare tons of forage chopped per hour and tons of forage chopped per gallon of fuel, a new John Deere 7950 and a chopper from a leading competitor roared into a field on the De Jager Farms South dairy in Merced, California, on May 12.

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Frost on young corn doesn't necessarily mean the "kiss of death," says R.L. Nielsen of Purdue University.

"What is more important is whether the temperature that accompanied the frost event was lethal or not," he says. "Most agronomists agree that 'lethally cold' temperatures for young corn are those that dip to 28 degrees Fahrenheit or lower for some minimum length of time.

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Alfalfa producers, consultants, and dealers are encouraged to follow the "predictive equations for alfalfa quality" (PEAQ) technique, which predicts optimum dates for first cuttings by monitoring plant development and quality.

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Cornell University researchers evaluated the impact of semisolid dairy manure application rate and timing on the yield and quality of orchardgrass. The study was reported in the Agronomy Journal, March-April 2010 issue.

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According to research at the University of Illinois, Sudangrass is proving to be an effective summer smother crop.

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