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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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While every season presents a different set of challenges for alfalfa growers, a successful crop begins with good stand establishment.

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For alfalfa producers, mild winters come at a price. Thanks to hot summers and mild winters, alfalfa growers in California’s Central Valley can usually depend on six cuttings of hay each year, but since they do not experience a true winter, weed infestation in their dormant alfalfa stands can be a problem.

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Most grazing school programs focus on measuring, monitoring and managing the forage produced above the soil surface. But the Advanced Grazing School program put on by the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension taught the forage growers in attendance to dig deeper.

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How far can we extend the grazing season profitably?

Last month (September issue of Progressive Forage,  Part I

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It’s about as basic as you can get in alfalfa production: Make sure soil nutrients are at optimal levels to give your crop the best opportunity to grow and thrive, and achieve return on investment and yield potential goals.

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Genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa was deregulated in 2005 for the first time and again in January 2011, opening the door to renewed commercial sales and planting.

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