Hay and Forage Minute

Monday October 22, 2018
Prescribed Burning Workshops
When fire is planned and controlled properly, it can be a very useful tool to control unwanted plants and improve wildlife habitat. Learn how at the 2018 Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 15, 2018
Challenges With Fall Horse Pasture
As our pasture growing season nears its end, good looking grass may still remain in horse pastures. Be careful grazing these pastures, however. There can be unexpected dangers. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 8, 2018
October Alfalfa Harvests
I often discourage cutting alfalfa while it is winterizing to avoid potential winter injury. Now, through, things are different. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 1, 2018
Testing For hay Quality
How much did the spring and summer's weather affect the feed value of your hay? You don't know? Then forage test. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 27, 2018
Make The Most of Expensive Hay
Much hay will be worth over one hundred dollars per ton this year. Let’s identify what you need to know to get by with using as little as possible. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 24, 2018
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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Friday September 21, 2018
Avoid Pasture Damage During Fall Grazing
Many of us have had extra moisture to support pasture growth this year. Don’t take too much advantage of the extra growth, however. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 17, 2018
Rust on Alfalfa
Warm, humid weather has caused rust to form in many alfalfa fields throughout our region. Is this a problem? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 14, 2018
When To Rotate Alfalfa
How do you decide when one alfalfa field has run out of steam and a new one needs to be planted? Here are some things to look for. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 10, 2018
Combine Corn Early To Get Some Stalks
Corn may soon be dry enough to combine in many areas. Maybe it would be wise to harvest some corn early to get some stalks. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 7, 2018
Winter Grazing Opportunities
As our growing season winds down, it’s time to plan and assess your winter grazing options. Some options may be pretty good this year. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 3, 2018
Risk of Toxins in Hail-Damaged Crops
I received a call the other day asking about hazards from feeding silage made out of hail-damaged corn that had lots of mold. Is this a problem? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday August 31, 2018
Add Lime This Fall For Next Spring’s Alfalfa
Do you every have problems establishing alfalfa? The solution might be to apply lime if your soil pH is low. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday August 27, 2018
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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Friday August 24, 2018
Extra Rain Brings On Extra Pasture Weeds
Extra rain this summer has made many pastures greener than in a long time. But some of that green might be weeds. Stick around to deal with this problem. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday August 20, 2018
Don’t Wait Too Long To Cut Can Hay
Cane hay and other summer annual grasses have grown rapidly this summer in many areas. Now – make sure you get it cut in time. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday August 17, 2018
Adding Grass To Thinning Alfalfa
Thin alfalfa stands can be rejuvenated by interseeding grasses and converting them to pasture or haying a grass-alfalfa mixture. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday August 13, 2018
Cover and Forage Crops Following Early Bean and Corn Harvests
Corn and beans harvested early can leave your ground bare for seven to nine months. Instead, let’s plant some crops to grow and cover it until next season. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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