New Alfalfa Varieties from DuPont Pioneer

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Alfalfa, DuPont Pioneer

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 … Read More

HarvXtra Alfalfa Roundup Ready Available Jan 1 Across US

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alfalfa, Forage, Livestock, Nutrition

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 … Read More

Forage Sampling Tips From Hubbard Feeds

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Farming, Feed, Forage

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 … Read More

BioZyme Develops Natural Silage Additive

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Alfalfa, BioZyme, Cattle, Feed, Forage, Nutrition, Silage

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 … Read More

FGI And Monsanto Announce Research Agreements

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Alfalfa, Monsanto, Research, Science

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 … Read More

Conservation Agent Proven to Increase Alfalfa Quality

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Alfalfa, Conservation, Forage, Harvest, Research

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), … Read More

Brookside Agra's All-Natural H2OExcel™

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alfalfa, Feed, Nutrition

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: – … Read More

Alfalfa U Producer Workshops

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alfalfa, Feed, Forage, Grazing, New Holland

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 … Read More

New Holland 1st Cut Winner – Tyler Egeland

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Alfalfa, Audio, award, dairy farming, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Silage

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. … Read More