Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Weed Control, Planting Oats for Extra Forage
July 22, 2021
This week, extension educators review summer weed control strategies for alfalfa, the benefits of using oats as a fall forage crop, plus the latest information on the 2021 Nebraska Grazing Conference.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Harvesting Quality Hay, Weather Stress on Forages
July 14, 2021
Tips for harvesting quality hay, assessing hail damage in perennial forages, and heat stress effects on alfalfa harvest.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Management Strategies for Weather Issues, Wheat Harvest
June 29, 2021
This week, extension educators highlight the importance of adjusting your grazing strategies for weather setbacks and wheat harvest, plus best practices for controlling bluegrass in irrigated alfalfa.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Management Strategies for Alfalfa Insects, Irrigation
June 17, 2021
This week, extension educators review seasonal issues for alfalfa — scouting practices for alfalfa pests, when and how to correctly irrigate alfalfa, and harvest guidelines for first-year alfalfa.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Scouting Plant Growth for Harvest, Grazing
June 1, 2021
Extension educators discuss their strategies for handling delays in first cutting of alfalfa, timing of grass hay harvest and extending forage supply after a cool spring has limited pasture production.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Time for Forage Program Analysis, Fertilizing Grasses and Spurge Control
May 25, 2021
The end of May is a good time to assess various pasture and forage needs, such as the status of your annual hay and forage program, potential need for fertilizing warm-season grasses and controlling leafy spurge in its early stages.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Cutting Prep and Weevil Control
May 19, 2021
With alfalfa fields maturing, it's time to consider first cutting strategies and concerns, including irrigation before harvest and scouting for alfalfa weevil.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Weed Control and Cross Fencing Strategies
May 4, 2021
Extension educators discuss methods for controlling musk thistles in pastures this spring, plus recommendations on herbicides for alfalfa weeds and using electric fence as a cross fencing tool to encourage more uniform grazing.