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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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Legumes play a unique role in the production of high-quality forages and pastures (Figure 1).

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The severe drought of 2012 has left many pastures in poor shape and needing to be re-established.

Rather than reseeding with the same forage species eliminated by the drought, native grasses such as big bluestem, indiangrass and switchgrass should be considered as alternatives.

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Every year, researchers at colleges and universities around the country spend a considerable amount of their time on variety trial testing – all with the goal to aid producers in the selection of the best cultivars for their specific regions.

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Biological and digital advances in the agriculture industry have provided us with a baseline to discover innovations for the future.

Looking ahead to the new year, I’d like to touch on a few areas creating a buzz in the industry.

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Over the past few years, farmers have experienced increased yield potential and higher-quality forage as a result of advances in alfalfa genetics.

While the seed plays a major role in the success of the crop, practicing effective alfalfa management practices are vital to helping the crop reach its full potential.

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Biological and digital advances in the agriculture industry have provided us with a baseline to discover innovations for the future. Looking ahead to the New Year, I’d like to touch on a few areas that are creating a buzz in the industry.

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