With droughty conditions across the state and late season moisture regenerating stands of alfalfa, is there still an opportunity to take October alfalfa cuttings? And which stands could handle a late season cut?
Fall, specifically October and early November, is a key time to chemically control thistles in pastures, both biennial and perennial thistles. Proper identification of thistles is key to picking the proper chemical control.
Freezing temperatures cause metabolic and cellular changes to our forage crops, specifically prussic acid formation and nitrate poisoning are the biggest concerns. Learn more about these issues and how to avoid them.
Across Nebraska, our crops continue to mature as we rapidly move towards harvest 2020, however, when scouting you may start to see more ears that have prematurely drooped. What is causing this phenomenon in our corn? And what does this mean for yield in those fields affected?
We are expanding the N Field Observations & introducing “N Field Chat” sessions starting this Tuesday August 18 at 7 pm. N Field Chat is a live question & answer session on-line with experts from Nebraska Extension including both specialists & educators from throughout the state.
Typically, alfalfa’s autotoxicity makes planting into established stands impossible. However, in new stands that are less than 12 months old, there is a chance that reseeding alfalfa in areas that are extremely thin or void of alfalfa may see success.
Were you expecting more from your alfalfa yields? Is it time to renovate, start over, or move on? Typically, evaluating stands occurs in the spring, but evaluating this fall will give you a better idea going forward and allow more time for future options.