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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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According to research at the University of Illinois, Sudangrass is proving to be an effective summer smother crop.

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The state of Ohio produced record corn yields last year, and now that growers know what their fields can do, they're hoping to extract even more this year, says Ohio State University Extension agronomist Peter Thomison.

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There are many critical times affecting final yield in the life of a corn plant. However, there is none more important than establishing an optimum stand.

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Lime is used to raise soil pH levels when soil tests reveal levels below the optimal range. Defined, pH is the negative log of the hydrogen ion concentration. More simply stated, lime (calcium hydroxide) is used to knock hydrogen off of the soil nutrient exchange sites.

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Seeding blended forage grains can offer a variety of benefits to the grower – but you better know how those plants match up agronomically or you might be sowing trouble instead of profit.

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During your alfalfa production season, how many times do you take heavy equipment over the field? What kinds of tillage methods are you using in your silage corn fields?

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