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Forage cover crop or fallow: How to decide

PROGRESSIVE FORAGE – By John Holman, KSU, for Progressive Forage. There has been great interest in cover crops in recent years for a number of reasons, but few scientific studies have evaluated cover crops in semi-arid regions (less than 20 … Continue reading

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Grazing cover crops

HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL – Adding livestock into an annual cropping system and grazing cover crops that are planted between cash crops is one way to potentially increase profit to a farm enterprise. If done correctly it can also improve soil health. … Continue reading

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KSU Forage Team Competing Hard at the AFGC Annual Conference

ST LOUIS, MO – The KSU Forage Judging was competing hard at the Forage Bowl Contest, Monday night, January 7, as part of the AFGC Annual Meeting and Conference. Team members from left to right are, Kobie Unterseher, Lucas Scott, … Continue reading

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Ottawa County Prescribed Burn Association Informational Meetings Planned

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. – The Central Kansas Extension District along with the Kansas Prescribed Fire Council (KPFC) will be holding two informational meetings on Prescribed Burn Associations. Andy Phelps, KPFC North Central Region Coordinator, will be facilitating the meetings. OT County PBA Flyer … Continue reading

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6 COVER CROPS COWS CAN GRAZE THIS FALL AND WINTER

DROVERS – After a year of drought and weather challenges, some cattle farmers are putting in extra cover crops this fall to ease the forage burden. Here’s the top six cover crops Midwest cattle farmers are using to stretch fall … Continue reading

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Hay Outlook: Milk and Grain Prices Could Impact Hay Demand in 2019

DROVERS – Hay markets can be difficult to project heading into any year, and 2019 might have some of the most complex dynamics to consider for hay pricing and demand. Weather will always play a role in regional markets, while … Continue reading

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Silage sampling and analysis [More important than ever]

[Because of the variability in weather this summer and conditions at harvest, silage sampling will likely be more important than ever this winter] REPRINTED FROM HAY & FORAGE MAGAZINE -Silage sampling and analysis provide the foundation for dairy nutrition consulting … Continue reading

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