Cattle on cornstalks

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Corn Residue for Better Crop Yields

November 23, 2021
Nebraska Extension Educator Ben Beckman explains how grazing corn residue at proper stocking rates can lead to better crop yields, plus a review on testing cornstalk bales for nutritional value.

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Cattle on cornstalks

Pasture and Forage Minute: Calculating Feed Costs, Safe Alfalfa Grazing

November 16, 2021
Calculating the cost of grazing cornstalks with the UNL Cornstalk Grazing Cow-Q-Lator and preventing bloat in cattle grazing fall alfalfa.

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Soil sample probe

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Stockpiled Grass, Alfalfa Soil Sampling

November 8, 2021
After drought, fall armyworms and rising fertilizer prices, it's especially important to conduct soil samples in alfalfa fields this year for a better yield next year.

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Cornstalks

Pasture and Forage Minute: Cornstalk Quality for Grazing

November 2, 2021
This week, extension educators review the signs of deteriorating cornstalk feed quality and how to determine a timeline for grazing corn residue based on bushels produced.

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Frost damaged alfalfa
While six weeks before the first frost is traditionally a good method for timing the last cutting of alfalfa, producers can also use growing degree days to formulate a more accurate date.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Winterizing Alfalfa and Grazing Small Grains

October 25, 2021
Extension Educator Ben Beckman reviews his recommendations on winterizing alfalfa using growing degree days, and which small grains to focus grazing on this fall. 

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Cattle grazing rye cover crop

Nebraska Extension Provides New Cover Crop Grazing Conference Nov. 16

October 25, 2021
A new expo by Nebraska Extension will help first-time or experienced farmers looking to fine-tune their cover crop grazing management utilizing cover crops as an alternative forage source.

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Yucca plants
Herbicides are most effective against yucca infestations when applied in spring or summer on individual plants or small patches.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Managing Prussic Acid, Yucca and Fall Irrigation

October 12, 2021
In this week's article, educators review concerns on prussic acid development in sorghum plants, herbicide control for soapweeds in grazing lands and irrigating alfalfa this fall to help with stand stress.

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Grain sorghum
Stalk grazing this fall should begin with corn residue and then transition to grain sorghum stovers, as corn leaves will blow out of fields within a couple months post-harvest, whereas grain sorghum leaves usually remain attached through winter and into early spring.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Fall Grazing and Pasture Management

October 5, 2021
Extension Educator Todd Whitney explains why it's best to graze grain sorghum stover before corn residue, plus a rundown on improving hay and crop residue through ammoniation and proper care of fall pastures for best plant health through the winter.

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