Drought, prolonged cold weather, and the resulting lengthen winter grazing season, all contributed to a slow green-up in the Midwest this year. University of Missouri's Craig Roberts says focus on the second hay cutting.
Remember the days when you applied additional units of nitrogen to account for leaching or denitrification? No longer—higher natural gas prices mean you need to hang on to every drop of nitrogen and its smart environmental stewardship.
The cost of nitrogen fertilizer can be one of the biggest expenses to forage production, leading many producers to wonder if there is a cheaper way of producing the forage they need for their grazing animals.