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Changes in Label for Prowl H2O on Forages

In the past, Prowl H2O was only labeled on dormant bermudagrass. It now can be used on cool-season forage grasses with or without alfalfa (not clovers). It is labeled for grasses grown for forage, green chop, silage, hay production, and/or …

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Enterprise Budgets for Forages

Forage enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and higher than average mana…

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National Forage Week: Producer Resources

…TY, Ala. – It is National Forage Week! This week across the country people are highlighting the importance and impact forages have on agriculture. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System joins in this effort by providing livestock produc…

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Farmers Preparing for Drought Conditions

…sity and forage availability. This will allow them to plan for potential supplementation or selling of livestock so the forages meet the needs of the animals grazing.”

The following are several things livestock producers should be awar…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Legumes

… forage species is appropriate for the need and a list of recommended varieties for the selected species at www.alabamaforages.com.)

Attention to other factors that affect successful stand establishment and yield is also important. Sele…

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Beef Cow Pregnancy Examination

…(334-844-7502), your veterinarian, the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association, or your regional Animal Science and Forages Extension agent to discuss the best time and method for annual pregnancy diagnosis in your herd.

 

Do…

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Extension Launches New Beef Systems Short Course

…y of locations across the state.

“New producers will be able to attend a course near them.”
Topics Covered

Forages and Nutrition
Herd Health and Reproduction
Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship
Economics and M…

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Alfalfa Useful In Hay and Pasture Operations

…ifficult task in growing these mixtures is ensuring that the field location and soil fertility are appropriate for both forages,” Dillard said. “Interseeding at the recommended time, rate and row spacing is also a difficulty that produc…

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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

…nt of stocking rates in beef operations, producers can achieve more grazing days per year, reducing the need for stored forages and feeds and, therefore, enhancing the profit potential of any cattle operation.
Factors Influencing Stocking …

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Brunswickgrass: A Weed in Southern Pastures & Bahiagrass Seed Fields

… however, quickly becomes rank and loses its palatability, and cattle avoid it. It proliferates when the more desirable forages have been overgrazed. As it thrives under reduced competition, it spreads
and becomes more difficult to eradica…

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Elmore Named Outstanding Extension Educator

…rt and implementation of beef cattle performance programs in Alabama.

Elmore, a regional agent of animal science and forages, has made a consistent impact in beef cattle performance programs across Alabama. Working directly with producer…

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Silvopasture: An Opportunity for Additional Income from Your Forestland

…opasture system is similar to accepted practices for open-pasture establishment but differs in that the most productive forages in agroforestry systems must be somewhat shade tolerant. Bahia grass does best in southern and coastal portions …

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Flooding Affecting Nutrition and Diets of Livestock

…ing on the nutrition and diets of livestock.

Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension regional agent of animal science and forages, said flooding in pastures is causing issues for producers.

“We knew that we were going to have some impacts….

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Livestock Hay Exposed to Flooding

Dr. Leanne Dillard, an Alabama Extension forages specialist, offers the following information on hay during times of flooding.

Even if hay was not submerged in water, heavy rains will likely decrease quality of hay stored outside or on…

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2019 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series Schedule

Members of the Animal Sciences & Forages team present monthly webinar presentations the second Wednesday of each month at 10 A.M. central time. The calendar for these webinars is shown below.

Click here to watch these webinars on th…

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