Cattle at pond

UNL to Host Webinar on Pasture, Forage Management Decisions During Drought

March 30, 2022
This webinar will give participants a better understanding of how drought impacts forage production on native rangeland, trigger dates and management options for cattle producers at each date.

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Pasture landscape

Pasture and Forage Minute: The Importance of Legumes, Alfalfa Seed Selection

March 29, 2022
Extension educators explain how to replace costly nitrogen fertilizer with legumes in grazeland and select alfalfa varieties for disease resistance.

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Pasture landscape

Pasture and Forage Minute: Pasture Rental Rates, Cool-season Grass Fertilizer

March 23, 2022
Extension educators review preliminary results from the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market survey on pasture rental rates, and tips on fertilizing cool-season grass pastures.

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Alfalfa field

Pasture and Forage Minute: Improving Alfalfa Yields, Nutritional Quality

March 16, 2022
Ben Beckman does the math on why it's time to plant new alfalfa fields, and Brad Schick discusses the pros and cons of mixing grass into alfalfa fields.

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Oat ryegrass mixture
A spring pasture mix of oats and ryegrass. (Photo by Jerry Volesky)

Pasture and Forage Minute: A Look at Alfalfa Traits, Spring Pasture Options

March 7, 2022
Extension educators review their tips on selecting for fall dormancy in alfalfa. Plus — if quality pasture is a concern after this dry winter, consider planting oats and Italian ryegrass.

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Alfalfa field

Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Seed Selection, Planting

March 3, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators review tips for selecting alfalfa seed traits and spring planting strategies.

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Cattle eating hay
High nitrate levels in winter forage feed can be mitigated with the right management strategy, such as dilution.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Making a Drought Plan, Monitoring Forage Nitrates

February 23, 2022
Extension educators share their insights on effective grazing and forage plans with respect to potential drought conditions in 2022, and preventing nitrate poisoning from winter feed.

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Cattle grazing
Cattle grazing cereal rye cover crop near Tecumseh. (CropWatch file photo)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Dormant Alfalfa Weed Control, Cover Crop Forage Strategies

February 16, 2022
With a late fall cutting and minimal snow, extension educators detail the importance of timely weed control in stressed alfalfa this spring. Plus — why planning cover crops for forage should begin immediately.

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