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We are starting to see populations of immature grasshoppers across the state. Stay tuned as I discuss how to evaluate your alfalfa fields and …

"The rain was ideally timed for corn pollination, but we will need more rain to fill out the ears for a hopeful harvest this fall."

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“Horses are incredibly sensitive to blister beetles,” added Amanda Bachmann, another SDSU Extension entomologist based in Pierre. It can take as few as 40 beetles to kill a small horse.

When soil moisture is available after a cutting of alfalfa, the grasses and weeds will grow just like their name suggests: like weeds. How can…

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As we move in to the “dog days of summer,” also known as the extreme heat period, keep in mind that forage plants also must adjust to these te…

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Alfalfa is a relatively drought-tolerant forage, but irrigation makes it possible to produce higher yields. This perennial crop does not have …

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Insects are causing problems for alfalfa across Nebraska. Stay tuned as I describe what to look for in your fields and what to do if an issue …

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Beresford FFA planted 25 acres of alfalfa on a donated field. The project, which will help teach the students how to manage a common crop in South Dakota, will be funded by a national FFA alumni grant. 

Low soil moisture levels in many areas across the state may mean irrigating alfalfa before the first cutting. Have you considered irrigating early?

Be careful not to overlook wilting and browning leaves in your alfalfa fields, since this could be a sign of an alfalfa weevil infestation.

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