68 articles tagged "Agronomy Tips".

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What a year it has been so far! Was there mud as livestock were fed this past winter? Did winter-damaged alfalfa fields occur and did pastures where livestock spent the winter look like a mud volleyball tournament had been played? What about delayed seedings or fields where Prevent Planted acres were declared? And what about harvesting hay for the first time in late June or as Independence Day was being celebrated? One thing in common about all of these matters is that there was little control over them. What about the first time harvested cool-season grasses and legumes in late June or early July? Forage quality is going to be impacted in a big way. Protein levels will be lower and fiber levels will be higher. Forage intake and digestibility will be compromised. If livestock producers don’t take control of the matter, there will be livestock losing body condition as[Read More…]

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The grain fill period begins with successful pollination and initiation of kernel development, and ends approximately 60 days later when the kernels are physiologically mature. During grain fill, the developing kernels are the primary sink for concurrent photosynthate produced by the corn plant.

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