Alfalfa Removal in Spring

While removal of old stands is recommended with fall applications, many fields are now slated for removal due to winter-kill. This can be challenging, but options exist depending on the situation.  In this article, Mark Renz, UW-Extension weed scientist, discusses management options for common scenarios this spring. If using herbicides, remember to read the label […]

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Cereal forages for spring planting

Planting cereal crops in the spring for forage is a common practice in Wisconsin when forage supplies are short, hay prices are high, or there has been a high degree of alfalfa winterkill. This article by Mike Rankin, UW-Extension Fond du Lac County crops and soils agent, discusses management considerations for spring planted cereal crops, […]

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Alternative Crops for Forage

With reports of significant alfalfa stand damage due to winterkill after a year of drought and tight forage inventories, farmers may need to consider alternative crops to provide much needed forage earlier in the season. Alfalfa, oat, and pea seeds may already be in short supply. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin-Extension forage agronomist provides information […]

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Making a Feed Inventory

Doing a feed inventory establishes your current stock of various feed ingredients on hand. The process involves determining the volume of each feed stored and then multiplying by the stored density to yield a weight of feed in storage. Brian Holmes, UW-Extension agricultural engineering specialist explains how to do a feed inventory in this article. […]

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