Benefits of Crop Specific Inoculants

Cindy Zimmerman

On this edition of Forage Forum, Kyle Whitaker, Pioneer Hi-Bred marketing manager for forage additives, highlights the Pioneer fiber technology platform. Whitaker discusses the benefits of using a crop-specific inoculant during an interview with Chuck Zimmerman at the recent Farm Progress Show. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here. Subscribe to Forage …

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Feeding New Silage

Cindy Zimmerman

On this edition of Forage Forum, Pioneer Hi-Bred dairy specialist Kevin Putnam discusses feeding the newly harvested silage crop. Letting the new crop ferment three to four months allows starch availability to increase. This year, Putnam says the crop should have a nice grain-to-stock ratio, which makes for high-energy, highly digestible feedstuffs. Listen to the podcast here: To see all …

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Growing Conditions and Corn Silage

Cindy Zimmerman

Jim Smith, Pioneer livestock information manager in Minnesota, discusses the impact of growing conditions on corn for silage. Moisture and heat, depending on stage of growth, have a multitude of effects on nutritional value and readiness of the corn for harvest. Smith also talks about conditions in the northern Corn Belt. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived …

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Silage Chopping Time

Cindy Zimmerman

As the choppers start to roll across the country, Pioneer Hi-Bred dairy specialist Kevin Putnam discusses some management considerations for chopping corn silage. Corn heat units in many areas are ahead of schedule, triggering harvest. Putman discusses proper chopper set up, inoculant options and other factors for achieving optimum quality. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer …

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Dealing With Corn Ear Mold

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year many growers encountered a wet growing season which led to some concerns with ear molds. Bill Seglar, Pioneer nutritional sciences veterinarian, discusses conditions conducive to ear molds and the impact it has on nutritional value. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here. Subscribe to Forage Forum here.

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More on Bt Corn for Silage

Cindy Zimmerman

In this edition of Forage Forum, we have the second of a two-part series on Bt corn for silage with Bill Seglar, Pioneer nutritional sciences veterinarian. Here Seglar highlights the extensive registration process for biotech traits. Listen to the podcast here: [audio:http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://zimmcomm.biz/pioneer/pioneer-podcast-76-wdd.mp3] Bill Seglar on Bt Corn for Silage part 2 (4:00 min MP3) To see all archived Pioneer Forage …

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Bt Corn for Silage

Cindy Zimmerman

In this edition of Forage Forum, Bill Seglar, Pioneer nutritional sciences veterinarian, addresses questions on BT corn for silage. Seglar says biotechnology traits do not impact nutritional value of the corn, but it is usually environmental factors that affect silage quality and nutritional value. Listen to the podcast here: [audio:http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://zimmcomm.biz/pioneer/pioneer-podcast-75-wdd.mp3] Bill Seglar on Bt Corn for Silage (4:20 min MP3) …

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Dual Purpose Hybrids

Cindy Zimmerman

In this edition of Forage Forum, Pioneer livestock information manager Steve Soderlund discusses the benefits of dual-purpose hybrids, which can allow a producer greater flexibility, depending on environmental conditions and feed needs. Listen to the podcast here: [audio:http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://zimmcomm.biz/pioneer/pioneer-podcast-74-wdd.mp3] Steve Soderland on dual purpose hybrids (5:00 min MP3) To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here. Subscribe to Forage …

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Pioneer Alfalfa Research

Cindy Zimmerman

Alfalfa is an important part of Pioneer’s forage portfolio. In this edition of Forage Forum, Pioneer director of alfalfa research David Miller, discusses the company’s variety development. When it comes to choosing an alfalfa variety, he says growers should consult their local sales professional and university data to match the right product to the right acre. Listen to the podcast …

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Why Alfalfa is Different From Other Crops

Cindy Zimmerman

Alfalfa, from a genetic standpoint, is different than other major crops growers plant. Every seed in an alfalfa bag varies genetically, unlike corn or soybeans where each seed is genetically uniform. David Miller, Pioneer director of alfalfa research, discusses the uniqueness of variety development. Listen to the podcast here: [audio:http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://zimmcomm.biz/pioneer/pioneer-podcast-72-wdd.mp3] David Miller on alfalfa varieties (4:45 min MP3) To see …

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