Sorghum-sudan cover crop plant damaged by a light frost last week.

Forage Hazards Following a Freeze Event

October 10, 2019
With many of Nebraska’s acres in cover crop mixtures due to prevented planting, it's important to make a quick check of your acres after a freeze and before grazing or feeding as some plants may be hazardous if fed incorrectly.

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Oats - An Excellent Fall Forage in 6-8 Weeks

August 1, 2019
If you have good soil moisture, consider planting oats for fall forage. It grows fast, thrives under cool fall conditions, and can produce over 2 tons of hay or pasture yet this year.

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Which One do I Want? Rye or Ryegrass?

August 1, 2019
What's the difference between forage rye and ryegrass? Annual ryegrass and Italian ryegrass?

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Screen show of the video, Growing Annual Forages, one of five available from the April 9, 2019 post-flood meeting.

Growing Annual Forages to Replace Flood Losses

April 12, 2019
Five video presentations are now available to address seed selection and production of annual forages that might be used to replace hay and pasture lost to the flood. Topics include successful forage production, nutrient value of the feed, and related government program.

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A New NebGuide: Perennial Grass or Grass-Legume in Rotation with Annual Crops

March 29, 2019
Including perennial grass or a grass-legume mixture in up to a nine-year rotation may help improve soil productivity and profitability while achieving other benefits.

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Flooded farmstead and grain bins
Flood-soaked grain is almost certain to be contaminated and present some unique challenges for disposal. (Photo by Lee Valley, Inc.)

Disposing of Flood-Soaked Grains and Forages

March 28, 2019
Regulatory considerations and recommended actions for managing flood-soaked grains and forages no longer usable for food or feed.

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Figure 1. Soil disturbance after disking and interseeding legumes.
Figure 1. Soil disturbance after disking and interseeding legumes.

Burning, Disking, and Spraying Consequences on Big Bluestem Forage Yield, Nutritive Value, and Native Legume Establishment

March 14, 2019
A two-year study evaluated establishment of two native legume species into five-year old established big bluestem pastures and compared seven treatments.

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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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