Our challenges have started early this year. Planting has been delayed by at least a month in most locations and longer in other places. Time to breathe easy? Not likely for farmers because now that corn planting is wrapping up in some places and just getting going in others, we are now faced with a new challenge, the possibility of having some Black Cutworms or Armyworms working on our already late planted corn.
So why are we so concerned this year about these insects and why may we have issues with them? The answer is simple; this year we had a very cool and wet start to spring delaying mostRead more
Every year people ask us what options they have with a thin hay field in May. It is being asked with a lot more concern this year than it has been in years past. Here is the best option for a field that is in its last year or two of production. Take the first cutting for hay, let it grow back enough to burn it down with a herbicide and then plant it to a summer annual. I recommend one of the following summer annuals: Sorghum Sudan Grass, Forage Sorghum, Sudan Hybrid, Hybrid Pearl Millet. They all fit different needs and can provide an excellent source of very good quality forage. Here are someRead more
The Evergraze white clover is a high yielding, easy to establish ladino white clover. This variety works great in close grazing situations and is very persistant even in dry climates. Click here for Evergraze tech sheet. White clover is seeded at approximately 4 to 6 pounds per acre.
PGI 33 is a high yielding, 3 year red clover. Developed for the Midwest, PGI 33 competes well against most grasses making it an excellent choice for haying and pasture. ClickRead more