Bruce Anderson - Extension Forage Specialist

Bruce Anderson

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

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Seed Supply of Summer Annual Forages May be Short

May 22, 2019
Several factors this spring may be limiting alfalfa and hay production, making summer annual forages a good option to ensure livestock feed is available later. If you're consider this, be sure to obtain the seed you want before supplies tighten.

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Fertilizing Cool-Season Grasses in May

May 16, 2019
With bountiful soil water this spring, fertilizing pastures may be a beneficial use and boost yield, but be sure to time your fertilizer application to provide the extra yield when you most need it.

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Assessing Freeze Damage to Alfalfa

May 10, 2019
Did your alfalfa suffer freeze or frost damage this week? If you suspect more than frozen or wilting leaves, check the growing point of plants. All new leaves, stems, and branches initially develop from the growing point.

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Take Advantage of Spring Soil Moisture for Alfalfa, Pastures

April 18, 2019
A full soil profile opens up your options for increasing pasture, alfalfa and forage yields by adjusting your fertility plan to take advantage of the moisture.

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Assessing And Reacting To Alfalfa Winterkill

April 18, 2019
Did the tough winter take out some of your alfalfa? Assessing alfalfa stands now and acting quickly can help you minimize long-term losses.

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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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