Toxic plants negatively impact livestock by decreasing reproductive performance (breeding and calving rate), reducing weight gains, and causing animal health issues and death. Assessing and treating animals experiencing toxicity may increase operation costs through either veterinary intervention or death...
Making, transporting and feeding hay is a large investment in time, equipment and money. At current prices, even reducing waste a small amount can mean big savings. Can you be doing more to save hay? While there will always be some...
Drought Recovery Essentials By Daren Redfearn So, what happens to forage plants during a drought? Nearly three-fourths of Nebraska’s pastures are classified in poor to very poor condition from the drought. Stick around and I’ll help you understand the drought recovery...
“Climate ready” means having an understanding of what drives the biological responses of your ranching system. Courtesy: USDA NRCS South Dakota Introduction In a previous article, Five Range Management Principles or Rancher Rules were introduced to help producers make management decisions...
Farm Machine, formerly Machine of the Year, has begun to announce the winners of this year's awards. Farm Machine has been an awarded in the agricultural machinery industry since 1997. It is awarded every 2 years during Agritechnica in...
Irrigation methods vary by crop because of differences in production practices, crop value, water source, and soil characteristics. Irrigation application methods can be broadly categorized as either gravity or pressurized systems. Pressurized irrigation systems apply water under pressure through...
Syngenta Seeds unveiled new data today from the 2021 harvest, indicating the NK Field Forged Series outperformed the competition with higher yields. After a demanding growing season that tar spot, high corn rootworm pressure, damaging winds, Dakota droughts and...
Forage Genetics International (FGI) is the first and only company to receive patent approval on a native DNA sequence for resistance to anthracnose race 5 in alfalfa. Anthracnose is a significant fungal disease with multiple races, or types, causing...
If you've ever moved from one location in the US to another, you may know that different regions have different "hardiness zones" for outdoor plants. So, if you live in the south, and want to bring a prized rose...
As South Dakota continues to see warmer than average temperatures and limited rainfall, many producers across the state are planning to harvest failed grain crops as much-needed forage for livestock. While drought-stressed crops can still be used as forage,...
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