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Planting

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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One question frequently asked by dairy producers is: What are the most important characteristics when selecting corn hybrids for silage?

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It is that time of year again: Harvest is over, and plans are underway for next year’s cropping enterprise. One choice to make soon is which seeds to plant. This is not an easy decision, because so many options exist.

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Have you taken a good look at your alfalfa stands lately? They might be getting a little thin.

Most alfalfa fields start to lose stand and production ability after cutting hay for several years.

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Planting new fields of pure alfalfa sometimes gets to be too automatic. Maybe it’s time to consider adding some grass to the mix. Let’s look at some of the advantages for including grass with our alfalfa plantings:

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There are times when seed buyers simply buy the “old standby.” They’ve grown it for years; their livestock manages just fine and buyers seem satisfied. So why fix what isn’t broken? Don’t rock the boat.

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Winter triticale for forage is expanding in the Northeast as fast as they can produce the seed. Dealers have sold out each of the past six years in spite of increasing supply.

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