Bruce Anderson - Extension Forage Specialist

Bruce Anderson

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Hailed corn
Hailed corn

Correct Timing Makes the Best Silage August 17, 2017

Correct moisture and timing are critical to making good silage. Too wet and the product may be sour and less palatable. Too dry and it may be hard to pack and store. Just right and you'll make good feed and more profit.

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Planting Cover Crops after Silage Offers Several Benefits August 10, 2017

After silage harvest, bare ground has two things working against it:

  1. exposure to wind and water erosion, and
  2. no plant growth to produce biomass or income.

Cover crops may help overcome both problems.

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Interseeding Grass in Thinning Alfalfa August 10, 2017

Interseeding grass into existing alfalfa takes timely haying and planting, but both land and livestock will improve with your efforts. Check out these tips for adding grasses in alfalfa.

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Leased Pastures During Drought August 4, 2017

Are you grazing cattle on rented pastures?  If so, the current drought or abnormally dry conditions may force some important decisions.

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Drying Sorghums and Millets for Baling August 4, 2017

Drying sorghums, sudans, and millets enough to bale can be a challenge in some summers. The author offers several steps to improve cutting and dry-down.

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Making Silage from Dry Corn July 28, 2017

Most dryland corn fields may be too dry for making the best silage. Dry silage is difficult to pack well enough to force out all the oxygen and it often spoils, lowering its energy and protein digestibility. It also can heat up, leading to spontaneous combustion fires.

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Test for Feed Value with CRP Hay July 28, 2017

Given CRP has been released for haying and grazing in many areas of the state due to drought, how can you determine its value?

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Forage Options with Damaged Corn July 18, 2017

Spotty rains and drought conditions in some areas of the state as well as hail and wind damage are leading growers to seek alternative uses for rainfed corn fields. Fortunately, there are several forage alternatives.

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