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Progressive Forage Issue 2 2020

February 1

This issue is beef focused and includes highlights of what you need to know about timing forages to finish cattle using resources available in the soil. We’ll cover how to evaluate your pastures to renovate, and how to maximize average daily gain and pregnancy rates on pasture. On the business side, review what an ag legacy is to make sure yours is in great shape. See if going into production without debt is right for you.

Progressive Forage Issue 4 2020

April 1

The April issue of Progressive Forage focuses on forage production and storage. See how a biofertilizer improved performance in a forage grass stand. Also included is pest and disease control. Learn five steps for successful pest management, and get some tips for keeping pests and diseases out of your silage corn. Lastly, balance supply and demand with your stocking rate.

Progressive Forage Issue 5 2020

May 1

Focusing on irrigation in this issue, we show you how one producer converted his pivots to solar power, and augment that with reining in center pivot hazards and irrigation strategies. With a second focus on equipment, this issue brings you discussions on equipment efficiency versus capacity and equipment sizing decisions. Also on producers' minds are concerns with sidedressing manure on corn, soybean silage and haylage, and the experts tackle these tough topics. Whether it's choosing a high-quality forage lab or measuring pasture content and capacity, we've got you covered.

Progressive Forage Issue 7 2020

July 15

Milk per ton versus milk per acre – do you know the difference? An article in this issue helps you understand the difference. At some point, forage yield is no longer as important as timing harvest at the correction moisture to capitalize on production.

Avoid the common abuses of forage quality testing. Glenn Shewmaker describes the most common abuses that include failure to expect some variation, misinterpreting the calculated values, and more. And don’t think that because you plant alfalfa you’ll be able to fertilize less. It might be true with nitrogen, but an article by Chad Hale says by the time you see the classic symptoms of potassium or phosphorous deficiency, your yield will already have taken a hit.

Weed control and wildlife are not mutually exclusive, and not all herbicides are threats to wildlife. Matt Booher says knowing which ones are toxic to wildlife can help manage weeds but still keep wildlife around.

From Kansas to Ohio, five custom operators and growers share with ag equipment engineers their pinch points, and Huffman Farms in Texas, and Parker Forage in Minnesota share their experiences from the perspective of two different custom operator setups.

Get the latest updates in forage trends in this issue of Progressive Forage.