Monthly Archives: September 2011

Missouri Using Annual Ryegrass to Boost Pasture Forage

The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal reviewed the options for Missouri farmers who struggle with drought and wonder about how to bring life to their pastures, in part to lower the anticipated cost of feed next winter. Here’s a part of … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Project in Iowa takes Seed

Frank Moore, a Cresco, Iowa, corn and soybean grower and certified crop adviser, is working with a farmer in his area in North Central Iowa, to test annual ryegrass. Moore and the farmers will drill annual ryegrass on some acres … Continue reading

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Increased biological activity with Annual Ryegrass – See recent YouTube Video

Dave Robison, at www.plantcovercrops.com, is an agronomist for CISCO Seed company. He’s gung ho about cover crops, and in this video he digs up a shovel full of dirt in a cornfield to count the number of earthworm holes. Normally, … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Popular at Farm Progress Show

Today, the Farm Progress Show wrapped up. Because of record heat (about 100F) for the second and last days, it probably wasn’t a record turnout, though the event is still the largest outdoor farm show in the country. As in … Continue reading

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