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Seed selection is only the beginning to a plentiful forage harvest; check out additional articles on soil testing, root development and timing to help you succeed.

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In the field of science, new discoveries are constantly being achieved. The world of knowledge is growing broader, and new fields of study are being undertaken today that were never heard of just a few short years ago.

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Genetically engineered reduced-lignin alfalfa has been recognized as offering more flexibility in cutting schedules, helping farmers achieve improved forage quality or greater yield potential when compared to conventional alfalfa varieties at the same stage of maturity.

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I’ve told farmers (only partly tongue-in-cheek) that agronomists have job security because once they’ve convinced a fair percentage of their farmer clientele to move in one direction,

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There is something new under the sun, literally, in the world of forages. Some very clever scientists in Wales have tailored the genetics of perennial ryegrass to slow the conversion of newly minted sugars into other compounds, causing the accumulation of sugars in those cells.

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Late summer means the fall planting season is upon us. In the coming weeks, hundreds of thousands of acres will be planted. Here are some key considerations to help ensure your plantings are successful and cost-effective.

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Most commercially available legume seeds, and some grass seeds, are coated. Seed coatings may be calcium carbonate, a polymer or a type of clay.

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