Sept. 21 2023
With corn silage harvest underway or starting soon, in many areas the main focus is on optimizing the yield and nutritional value of this important feed ingredient, and rightly so. Trusting that plans...
Sept. 15 2023
Regardless of the cropping season, now is a great time to think about how you can maximize your herd’s response to the forages you’ve harvested. Proper grouping and allocation of forages is...
Sept. 14 2023
Whether it’s the order of crops and fields to harvest or simply getting machinery where it’s needed and loads timed out correctly, harvest is essentially a thoughtfully planned symphony in...
Sept. 11 2023
There are several reasons why fall is my favorite time of the year. Dropping temperatures, cooler mornings, turning leaves, and perhaps most importantly, football. To be sure, the September games can feel...
Sept. 7 2023
In Alan Jackson’s song, “Summertime Blues,” he discusses how, as a teenager, you work all summer and do not have the opportunity to enjoy it. That perspective most likely resonates with...
Sept. 6 2023
It’s harvest time — or soon will be — for corn silage in many dairy areas
Sept. 6 2023
In 2021, rains came on time and in the right quantities, and the corn made some of the best yields we’ve seen. But as we all know, there’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and lip — or...
Sept. 4 2023
“This harvest for silage is going to be different, but let’s embrace the opportunity at hand and manage what we can,” said John Goeser during the August Hoard’s Dairyman webinar....
Aug. 28 2023
In parts of the country that haven’t chopped corn for silage yet, the anticipation grows in regard to when the crop will be ready and how good the feed will be. During the August Hoard’s Dairyman...
Aug. 24 2023
Optimizing corn harvest for silage under variable growing conditionspresented by John Goeser, Rock River Laboratorysponsored by Lallemand During this session, Goeser will lean on hi
Aug. 14 2023
While I was searching for information sources to use for a different writing assignment, I came across a Penn State Extension article that discussed managing weeds
Aug. 10 2023
Utilizing cover crops is a sort of agronomic “Choose your own adventure” game with many species that can work, for multiple purposes, and various ways to establish and rotate them
July 17 2023
There’s something about the warm glow of summer sunshine that puts everything into the perfect light
July 10 2023
When it comes to sustainability, the dairy industry often gets a bad rap
June 21 2023
Indulge me for just a moment. I have a complaint to file with Mother Nature. For crying out loud, let it rain
June 19 2023
Mild moisture stress early in the season is often not extremely detrimental to corn when subsurface moisture has been adequate, but what about other crops?
June 15 2023
Dry conditions have persisted through much of the early growing season so far in many places around the country, which was helpful for planting but has been concerning for young plant growth
June 8 2023
On a trip to Michigan last week, a common theme among the conversations we had with farmers was the need for rain
June 1 2023
As the season rolls on, many baseball teams are recognizing mid-season adjustments are necessary to improve their chances for success. In baseball, success is defined by achieving the postseason and advancing
May 12 2023
I know they are a weed, but I still think dandelions are pretty