Bruce Anderson - Extension Forage Specialist

Bruce Anderson

Work Keim Hall (KEIM) 314
Lincoln NE 68583-0915
Work 402-472-6237 On campus, dial 2-6237

Faculty Bio

Take Advantage of Spring Soil Moisture for Alfalfa, Pastures April 18, 2019

Much of the state has more moisture in its soil profiles this spring than it's had for a long time. Following are some suggestions for taking full advantage of this good fortune.

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Assessing And Reacting To Alfalfa Winterkill April 18, 2019

Last winter was tough on a lot of alfalfa fields and many suffered winterkill damage. Assessing your stands now and acting quickly can help you minimize long-term losses.

If you find significant winterkill, but decide to keep the stand anyway, consider these options to increase forage production:

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Thickening Alfalfa With Spring Cereals April 10, 2019

Have a tough winter and recent disasters left your alfalfa hay stand a little wanting? Consider boosting hay yields by drilling in oats, spring triticale or spring barley now.

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Options for Fertilizing Pastures April 3, 2019

If your pastures often grow too fast in spring yet run out in summer, change fertilizer timing. You’ll get more grass when you want it and possibly save some money.

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Wrapping Hay to Beat Wet Weather April 3, 2019

Have you been plagued by rain damaging your high quality hay just as you are preparing to bale? Consider wrapping slightly tough hay in plastic to improve forage quality and reduce weather losses.

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Take Time to Evaluate Alfalfa Before Row-Crop Planting Season April 1, 2019

In a rush to get into corn and soybean fields this spring, don't take your alfalfa for granted. Evaluate your stands and consider whether changes are needed for top production potential this year.

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A New NebGuide: Perennial Grass or Grass-Legume in Rotation with Annual Crops March 29, 2019

Including perennial grass or a grass-legume mixture in up to a nine-year rotation may help improve soil productivity and profitability while achieving other benefits.

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Recovering Flooded Pastures March 29, 2019

Recommendations for recovering a flooded pasture and making it viable again.

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