Jerry Volesky - Nebraska Extension Range and Forage Specialist
Spring is a critical time to control weeds in alfalfa, as weeds grow faster than stressed alfalfa, leading to thin stands, weakened plants and lower yields.
March 9, 2023
Interseeding cool-season perennial grasses into alfalfa and applying herbicides in early spring are reliable methods of improving alfalfa production and health this growing season.
After intense drought conditions and heavily grazed pastures last year, producers may want to consider strategies like reducing stocking rates, delaying spring turnout and seeded annual forages in their forage plans for 2023.
February 21, 2023
A review of the impact of TDN values in hay tests, and considerations for spring and summer forage plans following the severe drought conditions and heavy grazing experienced in 2022.
A spring pasture mix of oats and ryegrass. (Photo by Jerry Volesky)
January 31, 2023
Extension educators review considerations for spring annual forages in Nebraska, and analyze RFV and RFQ estimates in hay tests.
January 13, 2023
Extension educators discuss to how best graze cornstalks during the winter, and how to approach pasture leases when severe drought has affected forage production.
A prescribed burn continues to be the most economical approach to controlling Eastern red cedar trees. (Photo by Troy Walz)
December 14, 2022
In this installment of Pasture and Forage Minute, extension educators review the most effective strategies for controlling Eastern red cedar trees, and managing net wrap and twine issues for livestock.
Choosing the right protein may help bring the cost of feed down and more accurately meet the needs of your cattle.
November 22, 2022
This week, Jerry Volesky reviews cornstalk feed quality after rain and snow, and Brad Schick discusses the pros and cons of alfalfa as a supplemental protein.
To safely graze corn residue after fertilizer applications, it's ideal to wait until after a rain or snowmelt.
November 8, 2022
Extension educators discuss ways to graze winter pastures and fertilized corn residue fields without risking livestock health or nutrition.
Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication
November 2, 2022
Extension educators assess the value of soybean residue as livestock forage and share management recommendations for grazing alfalfa to avoid bloat.