Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Pests and Last Cutting, Controlling Cheatgrass
September 2, 2021
Extension educators discuss timing of the last cutting of alfalfa and scouting for fall armyworms, plus best practices for controlling cheatgrass in pastures.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Thinning Alfalfa Stands, Hay Bale Storage and Weed Management
August 25, 2021
Extension educators review options for improving thin alfalfa stands, the most effective storage methods to reduce hay losses and managing late summer pasture weeds.
Fall Armyworms Damaging Alfalfa in Southeast Nebraska
August 24, 2021
Fall armyworm caterpillars do most of their feeding in the last stage. If you are not watching fields on a regular basis, you may not notice damage or armyworms until they are large and doing significant damage.
2021 Southeast Nebraska Alfalfa and Wheat Expo
August 17, 2021
This new expo will help farmers prepare to grow alfalfa and winter wheat for the first time or fine-tune the skills of experienced growers.
Nebraska Crop Production Report for August
August 12, 2021
Based on Aug. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 sorghum production of 18.9 million bushels, is up 38% from a year ago. Dry edible bean production is forecast at 2.55 million cwt, down 29% from last year.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Approaches for Low-Producing Alfalfa and Corn Silage Inoculants
August 10, 2021
Extension educators review the reasons for evaluating alfalfa stands in the fall and interseeding grasses in low-producing alfalfa fields, plus how to choose an inoculant for corn silage.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Late Summer Planting and Regrowth Concerns
August 5, 2021
This week, extension educators review some of the concerns with late summer alfalfa planting, toxicity levels in sorghum and sudangrass regrowth, and how leaving hay bales in the fields can affect your yields.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing in the Dog Days of Summer, Grasshopper Tips and Silage Storage Strategies
July 28, 2021
Extension educators discuss management strategies for heat stressed forage plants and grasshoppers in alfalfa, and getting prepped for corn silage harvest this fall.