Frost Seeding Tips For Your Pasture

Jamie Johansen

Frost seeding is the broadcasting of seed onto the frozen surface of the soil. The freezing and thawing cycle of the soil surface will allow for the seed to work into the top 1/4 inch of soil. With the seed in place, it can germinate and begin growing as soon as weather conditions become favorable. The folks at Grassland Oregon …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Cattle, Forage, Grassland Oregon, Seed

New Alfalfa Varieties from DuPont Pioneer

Kelly Marshall

Alfalfa growers will now have access to DuPont Pioneer‘s HarvXtra technology.  The exclusive varieties offer significant lignin reduction that enables producers to grow a higher quality hay, no matter when they cut. “These varieties are part of the DuPont Pioneer commitment to improving forage quality at every stage,” said Dan Wiersma, DuPont Pioneer alfalfa business manager. “They increase the level …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, DuPont Pioneer

HarvXtra Alfalfa Roundup Ready Available Jan 1 Across US

Jamie Johansen

HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology from Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI), the industry’s first genetically enhanced alfalfa developed, is available for planting across the continental United States starting Jan 1, 2017. Limited quantities of HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology planted in 2015 and 2016 scored high marks from farmers in an independent research trial, preparing the way for …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Forage, Livestock, Nutrition

Forage Sampling Tips From Hubbard Feeds

Lizzy Schultz

Forage season has swung into full force, and as harvest season begins its approach, don’t forget to send those forage samples in for lab analysis. Analyzing samples is a vital processes in the harvest process, and the team at Hubbard Feeds has compiled a list of tips and considerations to take when sending your forage samples in for analysis this …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Farming, Feed, Forage

BioZyme Develops Natural Silage Additive

Lizzy Schultz

If not fermented properly, silage can lose valuable energy, protein and fiber components that are often destroyed during the ensiling process. BioZyme Inc. has developed AmaSile, a natural silage additive scientifically formulated to reduce the time required to properly ferment, minimize nutrient loss and reduce spoilage by undesirable bacteria. “AmaSile works to stimulate the growth and development of beneficial microorganisms …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, BioZyme, Cattle, Feed, Forage, Nutrition, Silage

FGI And Monsanto Announce Research Agreements

Lizzy Schultz

Forage Genetics International (FGI) and Monsanto announced this week that FGI has acquired all of the commercial rights from the parties’ existing alfalfa research collaboration. The groups also announced that Monsanto has licensed to FGI certain intellectual property relating to its alfalfa traits and technology. The deal will support the ongoing discovery and commercial delivery of innovative alfalfa seed products …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, Monsanto, Research, Science

Conservation Agent Proven to Increase Alfalfa Quality

Lizzy Schultz

A recent Illinois feed trial performed by Cardinal Agriculture Services is reporting higher feed quality in alfalfa treated with all-natural H2OExcel water conservation agent. During the feed trial, alfalfa treated with H2OExcel exhibited the following results compared to the untreated alfalfa: An increased yield of 2.2 tons and an additional cutting, a 6.5% decrease in the Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, Conservation, Forage, Harvest, Research

Brookside Agra's All-Natural H2OExcel™

Jamie Johansen

Cardinal Agriculture Services, the agronomy/risk management division of Brookside Agra, is reporting higher feed quality in alfalfa treated with all-natural H2OExcel™ water conservation agent in a recent Illinois field trial. According to Ben Elliott, Cardinal Agriculture Services soil and plant nutrition specialist, alfalfa treated with H2OExcel during the field trial exhibited the following results compared to the untreated alfalfa: – …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Feed, Nutrition

Alfalfa U Producer Workshops

Jamie Johansen

New Holland has teamed up with High Plains Journal and Alforex Seeds to sponsor three Alfalfa U events in three different states in February. The education seminars will provide alfalfa producers information to improve quality without sacrificing yield. Giving them the harvest the best possible crop, as efficiently as possible. The first event will take place Feb. 2, 2016 at …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Feed, Forage, Grazing, New Holland

New Holland 1st Cut Winner – Tyler Egeland

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a first in a series of interviews with the winners of the New Holland 1st Cut Competition. I spoke by phone with Tyler Egeland of Iowa who submitted a very creative photo into the contest. Tyler proposes to his girl friend by cutting the words, “Lauren, will you marry me?” into an alfalfa field using a New Holland Speedrower. …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Audio, award, dairy farming, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Silage