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Forage Types

Hay, silage and pasture is your business, and it's our focus. Take your operation to the next level with the help of our comprehensive and practical information, education and technology about various forage types.

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031411_kung1Forage cannot be made better from the point it leaves the field, therefore our goal as an industry is to start with the best quality forage possible and preserve it with excellent silage management, said Dr. Limin Kung from the University of Delaware at the Vita Plus Custom Harvester Meeting.

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Alfalfa is one of the most widely adapted and productive crops available to growers. The crop provides high protein, energy and mineral values for livestock.

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Discuss your fertilization/nutrient management plan for your corn silage crop. When do you anticipate planting?0111fg_silage_1
As we get closer to planting, we asked our silage season participants about their nutrient management plans:

Discuss your fertilization/nutrient management plan for your corn silage crop in 2011. What have you done in the past?

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Forage may be stored for winter feeding when pasture production is limited, for use in confinement feeding systems or for cash hay. 

Hay is the most popular storage method since it stores well for long periods and is better suited to cash sale and transportation than silage.

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The level of alfalfa winterkill affects forage quality because of increased grassy and broadleaf weed pressure. In general, grasses such as quackgrass and bromegrass will reduce the quality of the harvested forage while broadleaf weeds have less effect.

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What will you be planting in 2011? What factors influenced your decision?

 

As we continue to follow producers throughout the country during their 2011 silage season, this issue we asked what type of seed they would be planting and why they made that choice. As might be expected, what ends up in the feedbunk was one of the most common factors growers considered before purchasing their seed.

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