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

Faculty Bio

Weed Control Options in Seedling Alfalfa

September 21, 2016

Late summer plantings of alfalfa tend to have fewer weeds than spring plantings, but this year, fall weeds may be a problem in some fields.

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Thistle Control During October

September 21, 2016

It’s thistle time again. Even if they are hard to see, this is the time to control them.

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Guidelines for Alfalfa Harvest During The Winterizing Period

September 14, 2016
Hoping to get a final cut of alfalfa during the fall winterization period? Check out these recommendations for increasing the chance your alfalfa survives the winter and grows well next spring

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Controlling Winter Annual Bromes this Fall

September 14, 2016
Early to miid-September is a good time to start controlling winter annual bromes in your pasture.

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How Disc Mowers Can Damage Grass in Grass-Alfalfa Mixes

September 14, 2016

I like mixing alfalfa with grasses like orchardgrass, fescue, and festulolium and I like the benefits of using a disc mower, but together, these uses can present some challenges if you don't manage the process carefully.

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How Disc Mowers Can Damage Grass in Grass-Alfalfa Mixes

September 14, 2016

I like mixing alfalfa with grasses like orchardgrass, fescue, and festulolium and I like using a disc mower, but it can be complicated.

Compared to sickle bar mowers, disc mowers cut faster, require less maintenance, and rarely plug.  They can cut the crop shorter and keep going even if they occasionally scalp the surface.  And that’s the problem.

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Tips for Planting Alfalfa in Late Summer

August 12, 2016
Alfalfa planted in late summer establishes well when moisture is available. Be sure to plant early enough that alfalfa has six to eight weeks between emergence and freeze back to develop good cold tolerance. See more tips for ensuring your fall-planted alfalfa gets off to a healthy start.

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Which Winter Forage is Best Suited to Your Operation

August 12, 2016

Trying to decide between planting wheat, rye, or triticale for early spring forage? Consider the characteristics of each when selecting the right one for your operation and management.

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