Hay and Forage Minute

Friday August 23, 2019
Fall Control of Winter Annual Bromes
Did you have downy brome, cheatgrass, or wild oats in your pasture this spring? Although difficult, they can be controlled and your pasture revitalized. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday August 19, 2019
Later Summer Planting of Alfalfa
Is planting alfalfa in your plans yet this year? This is a good time to plant and replace fields that have dried up or thinned out. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday August 16, 2019
Making Quality Silage With Inoculants
To make good silage a little help from inoculants can improve fermentation. When and how can you get the best use from them? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday August 12, 2019
Cover Crops Following Silage Harvest
Following corn silage harvest your ground can lay bare for seven to nine months. Instead, lets plan some crops to help cover it until next season. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday August 9, 2019
Correct Timing Makes The Best Silage
Will you chop corn silage this year? Do it right and time your harvest correctly. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday August 5, 2019
Don't Wait Too Long To Cut Cane Hay
Cane hay and other summer annual grasses can grow rapidly even when planted late like with prevented plantings. Make sure you watch it closely to get it cut in time. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday August 2, 2019
Rye, Ryegrass, or Whatever
What comes to mind if I say forage rye? What about ryegrass? These words can mean half a dozen very different types of forage. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday July 29, 2019
Oats For Fall Pasture or Hay
It’s almost August and fall is just around the corner. Could you use some extra pasture or hay in late September and October? Oats might be your answer. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday July 26, 2019
Summer Heat And Forage Growth
Summer heat hit us hard this past week. How do these high temperatures affect different types of forage plants? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday July 22, 2019
Haying Wet Meadows That Are Too Wet
The extra rain received in central and western Nebraska this year has been mostly welcome. But it has raised havoc with making hay, especially on wet meadows. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday July 19, 2019
Harvesting Summer Annual Grasses For Hay
Can hay from summer annual grasses be dry and good quality? No way you say. It can’t be done. Well if these are your thoughts, let me see if I can change your mind. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday July 15, 2019
Grazing Trampled Grass
How should you graze regrowth in pastures that had tall growth trampled during a previous grazing? I don’t know, but I have some ideas. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday July 12, 2019
Managing Seeding Year Alfalfa
Alfalfa seeded this spring is ready, or soon will be ready to cut. How do you harvest to get the most from your first-year alfalfa? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday July 8, 2019
Thinking Longer Term With Prevent Plant
Most folks with prevent plant acres are wondering what to plant that they can harvest after September first. Maybe, thought, a longer-term view would be better. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday July 5, 2019
Herbicide Challenges When Replanting Following Bad Weather
Crop disasters like hail, flash floods, and tornadoes can happen any time. When it strikes, replanting options may be needed. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday July 1, 2019
Controlling Summer Weeds In Alfalfa
Wet soils in alfalfa fields right after cutting will certainly do on thing. It helps weeds and grass grow. Let’s talk today about what you can do about these weeds. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday June 28, 2019
Successfully Seeding Forages Into Wheat Stubble
Wheat stubble can be an excellent seedbed to plant forages into using no-till. It may take some advance planning though, to be successful. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday June 24, 2019
Managing Windrow Disease In Alfalfa
Rained-on hay plagues all of us eventually. This year maybe more than usual. The “windrow disease” that often follows presents lingering problems. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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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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