Cattle in snowy cornstalks

Pasture and Forage Minute: Mid-winter Cornstalk Grazing, Pasture Lease Drought Considerations

January 13, 2023
Extension educators discuss to how best graze cornstalks during the winter, and how to approach pasture leases when severe drought has affected forage production.

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Rancher with cattle

Pasture and Forage Minute: Preparing for a Productive 2023

January 12, 2023
Ben Beckman and Daren Redfearn of Nebraska Extension share some predictions and recommendations on grazing and forage production in 2023.

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Cattle grazing cornstalks

Pasture and Forage Minute: Cattle Compaction in Cropland, Pasture Soil Sampling

November 16, 2022
Extension educators address concerns about cropland compaction and reduced yields from grazing crop residues and taking soil samples in pastures and hay fields.

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Cattle grazing cornstalks
To safely graze corn residue after fertilizer applications, it's ideal to wait until after a rain or snowmelt.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Winter Range, Fertilized Cornstalks

November 8, 2022
Extension educators discuss ways to graze winter pastures and fertilized corn residue fields without risking livestock health or nutrition.

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Soybean field
Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication

Pasture and Forage Minute: Soybean Residue Forage Benefits, Safe Fall Alfalfa Grazing

November 2, 2022
Extension educators assess the value of soybean residue as livestock forage and share management recommendations for grazing alfalfa to avoid bloat.

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Fire damaged corn field
A corn field affected by fire during the 2022 harvest season in Cedar County. (Photo by Mitiku Mamo)

FAQ for Fire Damage to Unharvested Crops and Harvested Ground

October 28, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators share recommendations for crops impacted by fire damage, highlighting grain and feed options for unharvested corn, what to expect of soil nutrient loss and techniques to avoid soil erosion.

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Cattle in corn residue
Grazing is a great way to make use of corn residue rather than baling as it leaves the ground with more cover, does not result in compaction and returns most of the nutrients to the land.

Consider Listing Your Corn Residue Acres on the Crop Residue Exchange

October 21, 2022
Due to ongoing extreme drought conditions, grazing needs are substantial this year. The Crop Residue Exchange helps facilitate a forage rental partnership between producers that can benefit both parties. 

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Corn Residue Options, Grazing Standing Corn

October 18, 2022
Extension Educator Ben Beckman discusses the pros and cons of grazing and baling corn residue, and how to best capture nutrients from grazing standing corn.

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