Bruce Anderson - Extension Forage Specialist

Bruce Anderson

Work KEIM 314
Lincoln NE 68583-0915
Work 402-472-6237 On-campus 2-6237

Faculty Bio

Successfully Seeding Forages into Wheat Stubble June 22, 2017

Wheat stubble can be an excellent seedbed in which to no-till plant forages, particularly if you're preparing to start planting immediately after wheat harvest, while soil water is available and before weeds get a foothold.

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Insects Causing Problems for Alfalfa June 22, 2017

If you’re seeing slow regrowth or weak alfalfa seedlings, it's time to get in the field and scout for the cause, most likely insects at this time of year. Nebraska growers have been reporting all kinds of insects causing problems.

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Forages May be the Answer if Replant Options are Limited June 16, 2017

If your post-storm replant options are limited, check previously applied herbicide labels & consider planting forages.

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Hastening Hay Dry-Down May 25, 2017

Nebraska has faced less than optiumum weather for making hay the last couple of weeks. While the continued rains are obviously a problem, cool, cloudy days are also an issue. 

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Raise Cutting Height When First Alfalfa Harvest Is Delayed May 24, 2017

Rain has delayed the first alfalfa cutting for many folks. If you haven’t taken the first cutting yet, you may want to make some adjustments in how you cut it. Even if it is not blooming heavily, you might be surprised to find it already has started to grow your next cutting.

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Plan the Timing of Grass Hay Harvest May 24, 2017

Native meadows will soon start growing rapidly and bromegrass is about to head out.  Here are some tips to make your grass hay suitable for your animals.

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Time To Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses May 24, 2017

Warm-season grasses provide good pasture and hay and use soil nutrients efficiently. If you can benefit from extra growth, fertilize now, in late May, for higher yields. 

Where you have moisture, these grasses will begin growing rapidly as soil and air temperature increase.  Adding nitrogen now will help these grasses produce extra hay or grazing.

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Time First Alfalfa Cutting to Best Fit Your Needs May 12, 2017

Timing of hay harvest is important whether your needs are for high quality or for high yield. With alfalfa becoming ready to cut soon this spring, don’t miss your best time.

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