Odessa Grange

DEDICATED TO SUCCESS

We provide agronomic expertise on all crops produced in central Eastern Washington and cover a large service area in the upper Columbia Basin. We are located in a rain shadow with annual rainfall between 8 and 14 inches; 75 percent of our farm ground is dryland and 25 percent is irrigated.

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ALFALFA NEWS

Why are hay lab test results different?

August 30, 2018

Hay producers often ask, “Why are forage quality test results for the same haystack different among laboratories?” There are significant sources of variation, or error, hay producers and consumers should realize.

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Managing hay equipment to minimize loss

May 31, 2018

Harvest management can have a huge effect on both the yield and quality of harvested forage. Leaves have a relative forage quality of about 550, while stems have a relative forage quality of 70 to 80.

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High-nitrate alfalfa hay

May 31, 2018

Early season weather forecasts suggest the 2018 summer could be a repeat of 2016, when many alfalfa producers discovered excessively high alfalfa hay nitrates. The question frequently asked is, “How do I prevent this from happening again?”

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FORAGE NEWS

Forage quality: Putting your money where their mouth is

August 30, 2018

Forages are the foundation of all ruminant diets. The fermentation of forages in the rumens of cows, goats and sheep (and the hindgut of horses) is necessary for both meeting the energy and protein needs as well as maintaining a healthy population of microbes in the rumen or hindgut.

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Hang onto valuable nutrients and clean water with cover crops

August 30, 2018

Protecting water in the agricultural context means not only the most obvious large and vulnerable bodies of water, such as the Chesapeake, the Great Lakes or the Gulf of Mexico, but also the smallest streams and the groundwater closest to your farm that aren’t distinguished along property...

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Living mulches

May 31, 2018

Living mulches fill the ecological niche of weeds in a far more intentional and systematic way than weeds ever could.

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