Hay and Forage Minute

Friday June 21, 2019
Reducing Rain Damage To Hay
The vast majority of alfalfa growers suffered rain damage to hay during the past several weeks. How can we reduce this risk? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday June 17, 2019
High Pressure Grazing
How are your pastures looking? Grass got way ahead of many of us, so change your grazing strategy to try and use it effectively. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday June 14, 2019
Stockpile Extra Summer Growth For Winter Pasture
Abundant rain produces abundant grass. If this describes your grasslands, let’s find a way to take best advantage of this blessing. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday June 10, 2019
Plan The Timing Of Grass Hay Harvest
Native meadows will soon start growing rapidly and bromegrass is heading out. Here are some tips to make your grass hay suitable for your animals. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday June 7, 2019
Proper Hay Storage
Did you make any good quality hay yet? To keep it valuable and in good shape, proper storage is needed. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday June 3, 2019
Raise Cutting Height When First Harvest Is Delayed
Rain has delayed most folks from cutting alfalfa. If you haven’t taken first cutting yet, it might help if you slightly changed the way you cut this crop. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday May 31, 2019
Grazing Wet Pastures
Do you plan to use summer annual forages to boost pasture or hay supplies this year? If so, get your seed soon before supplies get tight. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday May 27, 2019
Grazing Wet Pastures
Wet, muddy pastures require special grazing techniques. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday May 24, 2019
Selecting Summer Annual Forage Grasses
Will your hay and forage supply be adequate this year? Maybe summer annual grasses can help, but which one should you plant? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday May 20, 2019
Time To Put Nitrogen On Warm-Season Grasses
Warm-season grasses provide good pasture and hay, and they use soil nutrients efficiently. However, adding a little fertilizer now can stimulate a lot more growth. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday May 17, 2019
Fertilizing Cool-Season Grasses In May
Most Pastures have good soil moisture from spring rains. Fertilizing now might help you take advantage of that moisture. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday May 13, 2019
Assessing Freeze Damage
Was your alfalfa damaged by a freeze or frost last week? Frozen alfalfa usually needs some time to recover before damage can be estimated. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday May 10, 2019
Harvesting Sunlight
Free for the taking. Free lunch. Absolutely no cost. Something for nothing. Don’t you love it when you can get something for free? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday May 5, 2019
Late Alfalfa Planting Alternatives
Wet spring weather may have prevented your from planting alfalfa before you jumped into planting corn. Let’s examine some late alfalfa planting alternatives. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday May 3, 2019
Grazing Reed Canarygrass
Many of us have wetland pastures that contain lots of reed canarygrass. For many of you, it might be the first perennial grass ready for grazing this spring. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday April 29, 2019
Controlling Musk Thistle
Dose anybody like musk thistles in pastures? If not, let’s do something about them. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday April 26, 2019
Assessing and Reacting To Alfalfa Winterkill
Winterkilled alfalfa has shown up throughout the area this spring. In a moment I’ll offer some suggestions for overcoming this forage loss. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday April 22, 2019
Taking Advantage of Spring Soil Moisture
Most of us have more moisture in our soil profiles this spring than we’ve experienced in a long time. Let’s take full advantage of this promising condition. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday April 19, 2019
Early Graze To Control Weeds In Native Pastures
Have you noticed green-up in your pastures? This usually is a good sign, except when the green is weeds in warm-season grasses. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday April 15, 2019
Thickening Alfalfa With Spring Cereals
How is your hay supply? How about for next winter? Maybe you need to think about boosting yields from some older, thinning alfalfa fields this spring. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday April 12, 2019
Wrapping Hay To Beat The Weather
Does rain often damage our high quality hay just before it’s ready to bale? There is a baling method that may help solve that problem. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday April 8, 2019
Options For Fertilizing Pastures
Is nitrogen fertilizer too expensive for pasture? It might be unless your fertilizer applications and grazing are managed well. Stick around and I’ll describe some efficiency tips. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday April 5, 2019
Git-R-Done
A little nice spring-like weather always causes and outbreak of diesel fever among farmers. Before you start working your row cropland, however, let’s take a look at your alfalfa. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday April 1, 2019
Recovering Flooded Pastures
Flooded pastures are a mess. After water recedes, what needs to be done so recovery can occur? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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