Thursday, May 16, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Don’t delay making hay,” says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri Extension.
Friday, May 10, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – After a long, slow start, pasture grass just needs more time and warm weather.
Friday, May 3, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – Alfalfa weevil, a major pest of a prime hay crop, died out across central Missouri this spring. Credit the weather, says a University of Missouri Extension entomologist.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013SPICKARD, Mo.—New research at the MU Thompson Farm beef herd in Grundy County was discussed by the advisory board, Tuesday, April 23.
Thursday, March 28, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.–During the drought of 2012, producers with disappearing forage were seeking options to feed livestock.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – Turning cow herds out to graze pastures at the first sign of green grass harms forage growth later in the season. But there’s another big reason to wait, says a University of Missouri beef nutritionist.
Monday, March 25, 2013LINNEUS, Mo. – Kentucky 31 tall fescue covers the ground well and resists insects, drought and overgrazing. But this most widely used pasture grass in Missouri has a flaw. “Common fescue is toxic to livestock,” said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.– The growth of the organic livestock-production industry has generated interest in raising organic alfalfa, says a University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.– Having plant growth in fields year-round can improve the soil, according to Tim Reinbott, superintendent of the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center. He says using cover crops in the fall and spring can provide large benefits.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – Another drought year ahead or not, adding more forages to the grazing mix helps during the annual summer slump, says a University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.– Producers can take steps to reduce the impact of drought, should we face another shortage of rainfall in 2013, says a University of Missouri plant scientist.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In the prolonged summer drought, farmers noticed that grass stayed green longer in their hayfields than in their pastures.
Thursday, September 6, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought-affected farmers forced to buy hay from out of state can take steps to avoid introducing red imported fire ants to their farms.
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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
- 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