Read the current Progressive Forage digital edition
advertisement
breadcrumbs

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.

LATEST

Heaving is problem in some alfalfa stands each year in the Midwest. Heaving occurs on heavy soils that have high moisture contents.

Repeated freezing and thawing causes soil expansion and contraction that pushes the tap-rooted plants (and fence posts) out of the soil.

Read more ...

0111fg_silage_1Introducing Silage Season…

One of my favorite columns in Progressive Forage Grower has always been our “In Your Own Words” feature, where we ask producers around the country a question about their operation or production practices. It’s interesting to see how things are the same and how they are different for growers, learn about their successes and challenges and maybe even pick up a tip or two about something you could incorporate on your own farm.

Read more ...

For dairy farmers, selecting the right seed for corn silage is essential for efficient, profitable milk production. Most dairy farmers are working with a finite number of acres, so it is crucial those acres generate the greatest value of high-quality corn silage. After all, on a dairy farm, an acre of ground is not for making silage; it is for making milk.

Read more ...

Brown midrib (BMR) is probably the biggest advancement in crop breeding since hybrid corn. While the discovery of BMR at Minnesota in 1924 predates commercial hybrid corn, it has taken a long time to realize its value.

Read more ...

Thomas Edison wrote, “Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” My good fortune, managing grasslands that resemble the lost prairies, has come through the inspiration and mentorship of many graziers throughout the country.

Read more ...

According to the 2010 National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) variety list, there are approximately 202 alfalfa varieties marketed in the United States.

Read more ...