Pasture in Nebraska
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Forage Field Day on Aug. 4 at Haskell Ag Lab

July 12, 2022
This year's Forage Field Day will feature numerous sessions geared toward forage growers in Nebraska, including silage production and harvest, nitrogen management, cover crops and alternative forages.

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Cattle in thunderstorm
Speeding up grazing during periods of precipitation and slowing down during dry times is a great strategy to use while adjusting for weather conditions.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Forage Options for Post-Harvest Wheat Fields, Grazing Strategies for Inclement Weather

July 7, 2022
Extension educators share insights on forage options for dryland and irrigated wheat fields after harvest, and how to adjust grazing during periods of both wet and dry climate.

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Grazing cattle

Nebraska Grazing Conference on Aug. 9-10

July 6, 2022
This year’s program will feature topics of grazing lands conservation, invasive species management, grazing systems and wildlife management.

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Cutting hay
An important, yet often overlooked, way to determine when to cut grass hay is what quality of hay is needed on the operation.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Considerations for Cutting Hay, Controlling Bluegrass

June 28, 2022
Extension educators discuss some often overlooked factors for determining a grass hay cut date, and share recommendations on timing irrigation for more effective control of bluegrass in alfalfa.

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Alfalfa harvest
Proper care and management of first-year alfalfa now could have big impacts on cuttings later this year.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Toxic Plants, Managing First-Year Alfalfa

June 14, 2022
Tips for identifying and managing poisonous plants in cattle and equine grazing pastures, and harvest guidelines for getting the most from first-year alfalfa.

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Forages
Photo by Jay Parsons

Insurance for Annual Forages Sign-up Deadline is July 15

June 6, 2022
Nebraska producers who are considering planting annual forages on cropland this year can mitigate risk by utilizing USDA's Annual Forage Insurance Plan.

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Sorghum-sudangrass
When selecting a summer annual forage to plant, base your choice primarily on whether you plan to use it for pasture, hay or silage. For example, this sorghum-sudangrass would be best used as hay, due to its yield and feed value. (CropWatch file photo)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Cool-season Annuals and Alfalfa Harvest, Selecting Summer Forage

May 24, 2022
The time to harvest cool-season annuals, perennial forages and alfalfa first cutting is quickly approaching. Read these extension tips to get prepared for spring harvest and summer forages.

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Burned field

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Management After Wildfire, Pasture Fertility and Cross Fencing

May 10, 2022
Extension educators advise on grazing strategies for areas affected by wildfire and drought, and review soil sampling techniques for an annual checkup on your pasture soil fertility.

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