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Consultant alfalfa winter injury survey

Dr. Dan Undersander, Extension and Forage Agronomist Wisconsin Forage Team and The University of Minnesota are working to better understand the scope, severity and causes of this year’s alfalfa winter injury that has been reported throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. We are … Continue reading

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Alternate Forage Crops

Alternate Forage Crops Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist, Paul Mitchell, Extension Agricultural Economist The alfalfa winterkill losses are very high.  This problem is especially severe since the drought last summer meant less forage production and no reserves and many shortages. … Continue reading

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Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands, Spring of 2013

Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands, Spring of 2013 Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist We are getting reports of significant alfalfa stand damage across Wisconsin and southern Minnesota. The situations vary from low spots only in fields to significant … Continue reading

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Grazing Drought Stressed Corn Stalks

Grazing Drought Stressed Corn Stalks Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist Some farmers are beginning to graze drought stressed corn stalks and are encountering nitrate toxicity problems. Remember that nitrate accumulates in the stalk and is more concentrated in the lower stalk … Continue reading

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Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa

Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Agronomist Difficult alfalfa harvesting conditions sometimes result in farmers being off schedule for late summer harvesting alfalfa. This raises the question of best cutting management of alfalfa harvest as the … Continue reading

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Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa

Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa Dan Undersander (Forage Agronomist) and Bill Bland (Climatologist) Difficult alfalfa harvesting conditions sometimes result in farmers being off schedule for late summer harvesting alfalfa. This raises the question of best management for alfalfa harvest … Continue reading

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Getting Additional Forage this Fall

Getting Additional Forage this Fall Dan Undersander (Forage Agronomist), Shawn Conley (Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist) Some farmers need additional forage and want to plant a second crop following wheat or corn taken early for silage due to drought.  As … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from Drought Stressed Forages

Getting the Most from Drought Stressed Forages Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist Good management of moisture stressed forages will increase maintenance of a good stand and reduce the loss of forage production.  Management of alfalfa, grass hayfields, pasture and corn each … Continue reading

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Managing Hail Damaged Alfalfa and Red Clover

Dr Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin  For determination of keeping stand of new seedings: Determine whether or not the seedlings have developed crowns (pull a plant and feed if ridge between root and top growth which usually develops when plant … Continue reading

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Harvesting Alfalfa in 2012

Harvesting Alfalfa in 2012 Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Alfalfa growth started early this spring. We will likely harvest 2 to 3 weeks early to get dairy quality hay across most of the Midwest. There are a couple growth factors have … Continue reading

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