Every year the K-State Wheat Production Group compares the forage yield of several commonly grown wheat varieties and upcoming lines. Fall forage yield is an important aspect of dual-purpose wheat production. Learn which varieties showed the greatest forage production potential.
Post-wheat planted cover crops may offer a longer and more flexible grazing period than spring-planted cover crops within wheat-based dryland cropping systems. Read more in a new publication from researchers at K-State and Colorado State University.
Small grain forages can be a profitable option for producers. They can be planted in the fall and either terminated or grazed out in the early spring, allowing time to plant a summer row crop if soil moisture is adequate.
The annual Winter Forage Conference hosted by the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and K-State has been moved to a virtual format. The conference will still take place on Dec. 10 with the same program of speakers. See this article for details on how to register.
Fall forage yield is an important aspect of dual-purpose wheat production. While weather and management practices are two main factors affecting fall forage yield, there are differences among varieties with respect to fall forage potential.
Enhanced forage allowance in late fall and early winter improves the forage budget in forage-based livestock systems. Spring oats and turnips can be an alternative, especially when farmers want to extend the grazing period.
In last week's eUpdate, nitrate and prussic acid poisoning was discussed when feeding cattle certain types of forages. In this follow-up article, we share information on the different tests available and how to collect a representative sample.