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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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It is amazing the difference in animal health on different pastures. In many cases, this can be attributed to plant health, which is a product of healthy soil. In the major commodities, there is lots of talk of cover crops for several reasons; one is soil health. With a healthy soil, there is less plant diseases and in some cases, even less insect pressure.

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Peachland, North Carolina: It’s quiet, it’s picturesque, and it’s the home of Brent Stegall Farms and their unexpectedly successful alfalfa operation.

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A long time back in 1620, a Baptist minister with the last name of Holmes moved away from England to find religious freedom. He and his sons ended up on a 900-acre, land-grant farm at Cream Ridge, New Jersey.

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Research trials in the eastern U.S, in which large round bales are stored outside without protection for six months or more, found dry matter losses of 30 percent or greater to be common.

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Damage caused by dicamba drift has been in the news a lot over the past couple of years. With Monsanto releasing new varieties resistant to a new, less volatile formula of dicamba, reports of drift damage have increased in many states.

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An adequate stand of plants with high vigor is necessary for high yields and the opportunity for high forage quality. Profitability during stand life is largely determined by the establishment phase of alfalfa production.

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