Pasture and Forage Minute: Planning Winter Forages, Windrow Grazing
September 15, 2021
Extension educators discuss winter annual forages, windrow grazing, and alfalfa winterization and frost concerns.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Pests and Last Cutting, Controlling Cheatgrass
September 2, 2021
Extension educators discuss timing of the last cutting of alfalfa and scouting for fall armyworms, plus best practices for controlling cheatgrass in pastures.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Approaches for Low-Producing Alfalfa and Corn Silage Inoculants
August 10, 2021
Extension educators review the reasons for evaluating alfalfa stands in the fall and interseeding grasses in low-producing alfalfa fields, plus how to choose an inoculant for corn silage.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Making Decisions on Weather-damaged Crops, Summer Grazing Precautions
July 7, 2021
Considerations for selling wheat straw during increased demand, avoiding hazards that accompany grazing summer annual forages, and options for crops that have been severely damaged by wind and hail.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Toxic Plants and Grass Hay Timing
June 23, 2021
This week, extension educators review some of the common toxic plants found in Nebraska pastures, what to do when cool-season grasses mature ahead of grazing rotations and how to determine the right time for your grass hay cutting.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Strategies for Alfalfa Weevil, Water Demands and Grass Surpluses
June 8, 2021
With alfalfa weevils remaining in the fields, extension educators share their recommendations for late spring infestation management strategies — plus, the benefits of using excess summer growth for winter grazing.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Scouting Plant Growth for Harvest, Grazing
June 1, 2021
Extension educators discuss their strategies for handling delays in first cutting of alfalfa, timing of grass hay harvest and extending forage supply after a cool spring has limited pasture production.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Time for Forage Program Analysis, Fertilizing Grasses and Spurge Control
May 25, 2021
The end of May is a good time to assess various pasture and forage needs, such as the status of your annual hay and forage program, potential need for fertilizing warm-season grasses and controlling leafy spurge in its early stages.