Bruce Anderson - Extension Forage Specialist

Bruce Anderson

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

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Legumes Can Benefit Your Pasture Mix

March 2, 2018
Five years of grazing research in eastern Nebraska showed that brome/legume pastures produced almost four-tenths of a pound higher average daily gain on yearlings than did straight brome pastures fertilized with 50 lbs of nitrogen. Adding legumes to your pasture mix may be just the boost your production system needs.

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How Freezes Affect Forages

October 3, 2017
Frost can causes important changes in plant metabolism and composition, making forages a hazard to cattle for several days after a freeze.

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Recommendations for Harvesting Alfalfa in October

October 3, 2017
Alfalfa's growing season is usually over by mid-October, but this year many fields received late season rain that's contributing to a substantial, high quality alfalfa crop. Here are some recommendations for a successful harvest when drying times are apt to be slow.

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Controlling Thistles in October

September 25, 2017
Timing is everything, especially with thistle control in pastures. October and November are the optimum times to control these weeds even if they can be hard to see at this time.

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Safely Harvesting Alfalfa During the Winterizing Period

September 8, 2017

A tempting amount of alfalfa growth may be available for harvest in early fall. A careful harvest will help assure it's also available next year.

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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
Planting cover crops after silage harvest offers several benefits, including reduced erosion from wind and water, biomass production and possible income.

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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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