Monthly Archives: November 2011

Annual Ryegrass Planting Replaces Some Hay Shortage

The late summer drought in the South cut hay production and forced livestock farmers to trim herds or search quickly for an economical way to feed them, according to Indiana-based The Republic news. With scarcity of product and spiking cost, … Continue reading

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Low-Average Corn/Soy Yields Bolstered by High Commodity Prices

The 2011 growing season in the Midwest was atypical: late planting, very hot and dry summer and cooler than normal fall. While harvest yields varied greatly due to spotty rainfall, in general the yields of corn and soybeans was off … Continue reading

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Radish Cover Crops – “Overblown” Benefits Compared to Annual Ryegrass

Ron Althoff, a grower and seed distributor from Effingham, IL., says that the benefits of oilseed radish as a cover crop are overblown, especially if it’s planted solo as a cover crop. “Many are attracted to radish as a cover … Continue reading

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