Hay and Forage Minute

Monday October 14, 2019
Next Year’s Success Begins Today
Fall field work is in full swing for most folks. Your focus may be on your row crops, but when possible, take time to get a jump on next year’s hay and pasture challenges and opportunities. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 7, 2019
Be Alert To Health Risks When Grazing Turnips
Many summer planted turnips are ready to graze. This wonderful resource is not without potential health hazards, however. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 30, 2019
Plan Access To Winter Hay
What happens to your hay if you have a snowy or muddy winter? Will you be able to get to it? Prepare now for winter barriers with proper placement. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 27, 2019
Thistle Control During October
As October starts to arrive, our thoughts naturally turn towards crop harvest. But don’t forget, it’s also thistle time again. Even if they are hard to see, this is the time to control them. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 23, 2019
Reducing Yucca In Range
Yucca plants, which are also called soapweed by many people, have nearly overrun many rangelands. There are ways though, to reclaim those grazinglands. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 20, 2019
Storage Methods To Reduce Hay Losses
As you bring in your round bales for winter storage and feeding, store them to minimize weather losses. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 16, 2019
Weeds In Alfalfa May Suggest Reseeding
Did weeds take over your alfalfa this summer? Well, join the crowd. So, why were the weeds so vigorous and what might happen to your alfalfa? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 13, 2019
Don't Overgraze Warm-Season Grasses
Remember the old grazing adage “take half and leave half”? Let’s see how it applies to your pastures this fall. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 9, 2019
Weedy Pastures
During the past couple weeks I’ve been unhappy about all the weeds in some of my pastures. What have I been doing wrong? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 6, 2019
Challenge To Producers Who Grow Alfalfa For Beef Cattle
Do you grow alfalfa for your beef cows or for feedlots? If so, maybe you should try harvesting your last cutting as a higher value cash crop this year. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 2, 2019
Harvesting Prevent-Plant Sudans and Sorghums
September has arrived so crops like sorghum-sudangrass planted on prevent-plant acres now can be harvested or grazed. How should you do it? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday August 30, 2019
Planting That Last Cutting Alfalfa
As September nears, it’s time to decide when to take your last cutting of alfalfa. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday August 26, 2019
What Is Corn Silage Worth?
What is corn silage worth? I’ve been asked this question this year more often than ever before. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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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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