Alfalfa stands in Michigan are sometimes injured during the winter. The most common weather-related causes of winter injury are extremely low or fluctuating temperatures, persistent ice sheeting, and lack of snow cover.
Intensive grazing, high tech fencing and new watering devices are enabling farmers to capitalize on low-cost, high-profit pastures.
Five species of fescue, chewings fescue, strong creeping red fescue, slender creeping red fescue, hard fescue and sheep fescue, are all commonly identified by their fine leaf texture.
No-till seeding means planting forage crops directly into a field with no additional tillage performed after harvesting the previous crop (usually corn, soybean or small grain).
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