Category Archives: Hay Clippings – eNewsletter

Building Better Soils with Cover Crops Webinar – March 30, 2017

GREAT PLAINS GRAZING – Cover crops are a complex topic in many ways and DeAnn Presley, Environmental Soil Scientist with Kansas State University will be providing a webinar at 1:30 pm CST, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Register here! Understanding the … Continue reading

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Kansas grass fire assistance

KANSAS FARM BUREAU – Ranchers continue to recover from wildfires that began March 6 and swept through an estimated 1.5 million acres in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado. The outpouring of those wanting to help has been tremendous and Kansas … Continue reading

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2016 Forage Industry Stats

PROGRESSIVE FORAGE – Progressive Forage‘s annual forage statistics poster is now available. See where Kansas ranked in 2016. Click the links below to download. Low resolution High resolution  

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KSU Alfalfa Insect Update

KSU EXTENSION ENTOMOLOGY NEWSLETTER – Alfalfa weevil larvae have been hatching throughout north central and south central Kansas for the last couple of weeks. However, as of 9 March, there doesn’t seem to be much feeding or development yet (see … Continue reading

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Hold the alfalfa water late, not early

HAY & FORAGE GROWER – Water shortages in the West have prompted farmers and researchers to explore strategies that will cut water usage while at the same time maintaining profitable alfalfa yields. According to Dan Putnam, University of California-Davis extension … Continue reading

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Kansas producer discovers ‘cheap pounds’ for weaning calves

Progressive Forage Editor Cassidy Woolsey Published on 28 February 2017  PROGRESSIVE FORAGE – Selecting a cover crop mix is a lot like buying a bull: There are many good options to choose from, but not all of those options fit your … Continue reading

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Alfalfa weevil status

KSU ENTOMOLOGY NEWSLETTER – Thanks to the unusually warm winter, alfalfa weevil larvae are already present in some areas. Many more will no doubt be hatching in the next few days to weeks. Alfalfa weevils will continue to hatch and … Continue reading

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