Corn silage
For high quality silage, inoculants alongside proper harvesting and storage can reduce the risk of spoilage and maintain its condition.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Considerations for Inoculants, Thinning and Heat-stressed Alfalfa

August 11, 2022
Extension recommendations on using inoculants to preserve corn silage quality, the best grasses to interseed in alfalfa and timing for cutting alfalfa hay in heat-stressed conditions.

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Sorghum-sudangrass
To put up good quality hay from summer annual grasses like sorghum-sudan hybrids, remember this motto: "Cut it early, cut it high. Crimp the stems and they will dry." (CropWatch file photo)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Options for Wet Hay Meadow, Harvesting Summer Annual Forages

July 20, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators share tips and techniques for addressing wet hay meadows and summer annual forages at harvest time, plus info on this year's Nebraska Grazing Conference.

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Thunderstorm over pasture

Pasture and Forage Minute: Rain and Hail Damage, Preventing Window Disease

June 20, 2022
Extension insights on reducing rain damage to hay, assessing hail damage to forage crops, and preventing window disease in alfalfa. 

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Hay bales on trailer

Carbon Sources for Composting HPAI Mortalities

April 21, 2022
Nebraska Extension is calling on businesses and residents to donate or sell wood chips, hay, lawn waste and other carbon sources to livestock producers hit hard by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

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Cattle eating hay

Pasture and Forage Minute: Inventorying Forage Supply

February 1, 2022
With increasingly dry conditions in Nebraska, now is a good time to take stock of remaining hay and forages to make timely adjustments on your winter feed strategy.

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Cattle in clover pasture

Pasture and Forage Minute: Winter Hay Issues, Frost Seeding

January 25, 2022
Ben Beckman reviews ways to avoid grass tetany and nitrate poisoning with winter animal feed, and Brad Schick highlights the optimum conditions for frost seeding legumes in pastures. 

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Soybean field

Nebraska December Grain and Hay Stocks

January 20, 2022
Nebraska corn stocks in December 2021 were up 11% from 2020; soybeans were up 9% from last year. See all crop stock positions in the latest USDA NASS report.

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Cattle eating hay

Pasture and Forage Minute: Reducing Hay Losses, Year in Review

January 4, 2022
Brad Schick shares key strategies for preventing hay loss, and Ben Beckman discusses the importance of conducting a year-end analysis of your operation.

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