It’s estimated that worldwide production of foodstuffs must increase by an average of 1.75 percent between now and about 2050, when global population is expected to peak at just under 10 billion.
Farmers have greatly increased the quality of alfalfa fed to their livestock, but primarily through management changes.
For farmers, the first signs of spring mean ultimately getting back on their fields to spread manure, fertilize grasses and plant crops. Following are some suggestions as farmers begin another year of crop production.
One of the big field crop stories this past fall was the reported inability of a genetically modified trait, Cry1F, to adequately control western bean …
Crop inventory management is always recommended but is especially important where forage supplies are limited
In the April 2016 issue we noted that some weather models predicted hotter-than-normal conditions in the Northeastern U.S. This came to pass, but what the …
Seed dealers are on the prowl this month, order pads in hand, as they seek forage seed orders for 2017 crops
The impacts of alfalfa variety improvements – forage yield and quality – have paled compared with those of other field crops
Farmers need to decide when to harvest corn for silage and if and when to harvest the last cutting of alfalfa or alfalfa-grass.
Water shortages are a frequent issue for farmers in California and the arid Southwest but seldom for eastern U.S.