Wednesday, July 23, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some areas of the state, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey.
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Friday, July 11, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Rebuilding Soils for a Changing Climate” is the theme of the Aug. 13-14 Soil Health Exposition at the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – June, noted for the start of the hot, dry days of summer, became a spring-rain month this year.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.–Is pasture insurance right for your farm? The answer could be yes, no or maybe.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Grass grows in June just like it should have in May, says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – So far, it’s a bad hay year. Cool weather, lack of sun and dry soil slowed grass growth.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Armyworms that can strip pastures and hayfields have begun their march through Missouri’s tall fescue fields, warns University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cool weather this spring slowed growth of cool-season grasses, the main forage in Missouri pastures.
Monday, April 14, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cattle producers facing fewer grazing acres for herd expansion can boost beef production with better grass.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Pastures converted to crops may be a good way to renew toxic fescue pastures. Dropping crop prices and rising beef prices may draw marginal cropland into improved pastures.
Thursday, February 6, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Winter seeding clover over grass pastures works best in February. Frozen fields are ideal and a snow cover makes seeding easier.
Thursday, July 18, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – Two insects are creating problems on alfalfa fields ready to cut for hay. Stealth scouting may be needed to see them, says a University of Missouri Extension entomologist
Thursday, August 9, 2012ALBANY, Mo. – Fertility needs following a drought, safely stretching forage supplies and improving soils and boosting yields are a few of the topics farmers can learn about at Hundley Whaley Research Center’s annual Field Day Aug. 29, 2012.
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Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year.
Browse these University of Missouri websites:
- EC921, Alfalfa Analyst
- G1955, Large Round Bales: Management
- G2360, Forages for Swine
- G3151, Using a Microwave Oven to Determine Moisture in Forages
- G4510, Crownvetch
- G4511, Orchardgrass
- G4515, Annual Lespedeza
- G4550, Alfalfa
- G4555, Managing Manure on Alfalfa Hay
- G4563, Grasshopper Control in Missouri Forage Crops and Pastures
- G4569, Blister Beetle Management in Alfalfa
- G4575, Making and Storing Quality Hay
- G4591, Estimating Silage Value to the Crop Producer
- G4610, The Bluegrasses
- G4620, Bermudagrass
- G4638, Red Clover
- G4639, White, Ladino and Sweet Clover
- G4640, Birdsfoot Trefoil
- G4642, Establishing Birdsfoot Trefoil in Bluegrass Sod
- G4646, Tall Fescue
- G4649, Reed Canarygrass, Ryegrass, and Garrison Creeping Foxtail
- G4650, Establishing Forages
- G4651, Renovating Grass Sods With Legumes
- G4652, Seeding Rates, Dates and Depths for Common Missouri Forages
- G4661, Warm-Season Annual Forage Crops
- G4669, Tall Fescue Toxicosis
- G4670, Seed Production of Tall Fescue and Other Cool-Season Grasses
- G4671, Eastern Gamagrass
- G4672, Smooth Bromegrass
- G4673, Big Bluestem, Indiangrass and Switchgrass
- G4674, Caucasian Bluestem
- M157, Missouri Grazing Manual
- MX75, Alfalfa — The High Quality Hay for Horses
- MX340, Clover Diseases I
- MX341, Clover Diseases II
- NCR547, Alfalfa Management Guide
- NRAES59, Forage Moisture Determination
- PS8, Common Forage Legume Insects
- PS107, Alfalfa Diseases I
- PS108, Alfalfa Diseases II
You may be interested in these related publications:
- AGW1003, Missouri's Ultimate Feed Alternative: Ammoniated Tall Fescue
- AGW1006, Hurry Up and Wait: Replanting Decisions for Pastures During Drought
- AGW1017, Drought-Related Issues in Forage, Silage and Baleage
- CB1, Agriculture Guide Book
- CB4, Binder of MU Agricultural Guides G2000 - G5999
- F248, Soil Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities Poster
- G1250, Large Round Balers
- G1696, Water Source Development for Forage Irrigation Systems
- G1697, Forage Crop Irrigation Systems and Economics
- G1957, Large Round Bales: Safety
- G2059, Wheat Silage for Beef Cattle
- G2061, Corn Silage for Beef Cattle
- G3150, Forages for Cattle: New Methods of Determining Energy Content and Evaluating Heat Damage
- G3161, Using NDF and ADF to Balance Diets
- G4262, Protecting Cotton Seedlings from Blowing Sand with Winter Cover Crops
- G4570, Reducing Losses when Feeding Hay to Beef Cattle
- G4590, Corn Silage
- G4875, Control of Perennial Broadleaf Weeds in Missouri Field Crops
- G7115, Managing the Armyworm Complex in Missouri Field Crops
- G9131, Sampling Plant Tissue and Soil for Analysis
- IPM1016, Crop Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities
- M168, Dairy Grazing Manual
- M169, A Guide to the Common Forages and Weeds of Pastures
- M181, Dairy Grazing: Selecting the Right Forage
- M182, Dairy Grazing: Growth of Pasture Plants
- M183, Dairy Grazing: Pasture Establishment
- MP581, Weed and Brush Control Guide for Forages, Pastures and Noncropland
- NRAES99, Silage: Field to Feedbunk