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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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When asked about how important irrigation was to his operation, Peter Gaul says, “Irrigation is the closest thing to a silver bullet you will find in agriculture.”

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An understanding of water use by alfalfa will help us understand plant yield response to both rainfall and irrigation management.

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With a desire to feed top-quality nutritious hay and increase their return on investment, Lars and Ingrid Steunebrink from Kirkton, Ontario, found themselves a new way to dry hay.

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Do you remember the last time you changed the oil in your pickup truck? Do you know how old the tires are or the last time it was inspected?

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Above-average rainfall equals above-average problems

Producers throughout much of the southeast U.S. have received above-average rainfall since Hurricane Michael hit last fall. Many of these producers have battled waterlogged soils and cloudy weather that led to delayed plantings or reduced yields of winter annual forages.

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It has always been said corn is king and alfalfa is queen. But what do we do when the king is dead and the queen is gone? Forage shortages and piles of nasty feed are a reality this year across the Midwest and the East, not to mention possible winter-killed alfalfa.

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