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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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Situation No. 1

You are thinking about investing in another self-propelled sprayer for the farm. You do not want to buy a new one since this unit will only be used for foliar feeding and fungicide application.

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Spring is around the corner, and with not much time left to plant, you have to start thinking about what crop to spring plant.  Why not try Moxie teff grass enhanced with Yellow Jacket® seed coating?

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Spring soil sampling is right around the corner, and soil samples that will be pulled in 2021 will be providing useful data through the 2025 growing season. Soil sampling is a major investment and carries tremendous value.

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Frankly, I don’t hear it as much as I used to, perhaps since in my advancing years I feel freer to “enlighten” folks, but “cleaner doesn’t make it run better” is a statement that set my dad’s teeth on edge.

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“Failage” and garbage are two possible iterations of baleage that producers should actively avoid, said northwestern Illinois baleage producer Kendall Guither. Guither is a commercial hay grower who has been producing baleage since 1997 and marketing it throughout the U.S. Midwest.

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Drought is a recurring phenomenon, and forage growers as well as other agricultural producers need to stay prepared for it. At the current time, meteorologists don’t have the ability to accurately predict drought for more than one to two months in advance for most parts of the world.

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