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Managing weeds in seedling alfalfa

September 20, 2019

To produce high-quality alfalfa, growers must be engaged in the timely management of pests, including weeds. Seedling alfalfa is especially susceptible to weed interference as interspecific competition can inhibit alfalfa growth and development and compromise stand persistence.

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Salt-tolerant alfalfas in future hay production

August 30, 2019

How big is the salinity problem?

Salinity and its detrimental effect on agriculture is not a new problem.

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Mixing it up with alfalfa in the South

May 31, 2019

Forages play an integral role on any livestock operation. In many parts of the South, the ability to grow both warm- and cool-season forages allows producers to benefit from grazing throughout most of the year on their operations.

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Tips for making better small square bales

April 29, 2019

Whether you’re baling small square bales for your own use or to sell commercially, one of the most critical factors in producing a better hay bale is retaining moisture.

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Buying and selling hay on the stump

April 29, 2019

Establishing a price for hay on the stump can be a little tricky. A fair price is somewhere between the seller’s cost of production and the buyer’s estimated value minus the cost to harvest.

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Nutrients lost: Hay versus grazing

April 29, 2019

Here’s a question I hear a lot: How much soil fertility does grazing remove from pastures compared to hay? To ask this another way: If I graze a flock of sheep on the field and then sell the lambs, do those lambs and ewes remove as many soil nutrients as when I make hay or balage from that...

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