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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Take Time to Evaluate Alfalfa Before Row-Crop Planting Season April 1, 2019

In a rush to get into corn and soybean fields this spring, don't take your alfalfa for granted. Evaluate your stands and consider whether changes are needed for top production potential this year.

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Alfalfa Killed by Floods or Winter Conditions March 22, 2019

While alfalfa usually comes through winter in pretty good shape in our area, I’m sure this year there could be plenty of exceptions, says Extension Forage Specialist Bruce Anderson. Here's what to watch for.

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USDA Reports NE Corn and Soybean Production Hit Record Highs February 8, 2019

Corn for grain production and soybean set record highs in 2018, according to the end-of-year report from USDA. See how all major crops in Nebraska fared.

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Is my Alfalfa Safe to Graze? November 9, 2018

Many alfalfa fields had good late-season growth, making grazing an option for some growers. While there's no guarantee against bloat when grazing alfalfa, taking these steps can minimize the risk.

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How Freezing Temperatures Affect Forages October 15, 2018

When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison grazing livestock if not properly managed. Delayed grazing is often the best solution, but how long should grazing be delayed?

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