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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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With the approach of spring weather, farmers are busy preparing for planting season. But many are looking even further ahead, thinking about and placing orders for new planters for 2023.

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Biochar is a supercharcoal made by heating any residual biomass – for example, corncobs, husks or stalks, potato or soy residues, grass hay, rice or wheat straw, woody forestry residues, etc. – with little or no oxygen.

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Fertilizers play a very significant role in agricultural production, with 30% to 50% of the world crop yields being attributed to fertilizer use. Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are the primary fertilizers used in the agriculture sector.

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Livestock producers are often confronted with how to feed high-nitrate forages. The concern with nitrate consumption by livestock is the rapid conversion of nitrate to nitrite in the rumen.

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With the price/supply squeeze coming tighter during spring fertilizer purchases, farmers are looking for options that will still support high yields. It has been clear from looking at soil samples over the past 40 years that fields with regular manure applications are testing high to very high in phosphorus (P).

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Over the last 25 years, animal production has improved significantly to have more milk and meat production per animal. To support our ability to feed and manage modern animals, technology to better analyze feed ingredients has also changed to keep up with production.

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