Conditioning in reduced-lignin alfalfa

March 31, 2020 Genetically modified, reduced-lignin alfalfa is a significant game changer for alfalfa growers. It allows either higher-quality alfalfa to be harvested or delayed harvest with equal quality but higher yield. Read more

But we want it now: Gene discovery and utilization in alfalfa breeding

March 2, 2020 In 2019, there were an estimated 19.5 million alfalfa acres in production distributed from coast to coast. Read more

Safeguard your alfalfa stands

March 2, 2020 Weather patterns in central and northern Wisconsin were especially challenging to alfalfa stands during the winter and spring of 2018-19. Several winter rain events on already-saturated soils, lack of snow cover during the coldest part of winter and ice conditions in much of the Upper Midwest...

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A specialist’s grass

March 2, 2020 Every profession has special tools – auto mechanics, surgeons or sheep shearers. You know, those weird gadgets craftsmen pull out of their toolboxes when they need a whatchamacallit to fix a thingamabob. Read more

Forage beets for backgrounding and finishing

November 20, 2019 The New Zealand cattle and sheep industries depend on an inexpensive supply of quality grass, but this feed is seasonal. Read more

Another kind of winter damage to forage stands

November 20, 2019 One can hardly read an article about forage management without encountering some variation of the “3-inch rule.” If you have somehow escaped it, the rule states that 3 inches of residue is required after harvest to maintain a healthy stand of grass. Read more