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    • FACT SHEET 2: Effect of corn plant characteristics on corn silage processing scores 

      Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (Kernel Processing Information Series, 2020-08)
      When evaluating corn silage, the focus is often on total yield. However, when thinking about the harvesting process, and specifically the task of a kernel processor to break apart corn kernels, it is important to consider ...
    • FACT SHEET 3: Impacts of fermentation 

      Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (Kernel Processing Information Series, 2020-08)
      An adequate duration of time for fermentation is often cited as a critical management tool for silages. The first reason is to allow the fermentation process to stabilize the forage as feeding unstable forage can lead to ...
    • FACT SHEET 4: Industry snapshot 

      Lawrence, Joe (Kernel Processing Information Series, 2020-08)
      As part of this project,a survey was conducted on corn silage growers in the Northeast. A summarization of some of the main points from the survey may be useful to other producers as they consider management related to ...
    • FACT SHEET 5: Corn Plant Dry Down 

      Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (2021-07)
      This series has addressed the influence of dry matter (DM), both whole plant and plant fraction, on corn silage processing score as well as key quality metrics, namely starch content from the recent Corn Silage Processing ...
    • First cutting: Resources for success in 2022 

      Lawrence, Joe (PRO-DAIRY, 2022-05)
      First cutting of a perennial hay crop offers the opportunity to capture high quantity and quality but timely harvest can be met with a number of obstacles. This document provides links to several currently available resources ...
    • Forage acreage needs calculator 

      Lawrence, Joe (2021-07)
      Understanding and managing forage inventory needs is critical to a dairy farm to assure both adequate quantities and qualities of forage to meet the needs of various animal groups on the farm. A number of methods are in ...
    • Forage acreages needed for dairy herd 

      Lawrence, Joe (2021-07)
      Excel spreadsheet to calculate forage acreages needed for dairy herd
    • Forage shrink costs more when inputs are high 

      Lawrence, Joe; Kuck, Ron (2022-03)
      As the 2022 growing season approaches there is no shortage of discussion on the high and volatile prices of inputs for crop production. Several good resources were presented this winter about finding efficiencies with crop ...
    • Record silking/tasseling dates for corn fields 

      Lawrence, Joe (PRO-DAIRY, 2022-07)
      Tracking Growing Degree Days (GDD’s) is an effective way to monitor the progress of a corn crop and in recent years a number of online tools for tracking GDD’s have been developed. For the Northeast, the Climate Smart ...
    • Short on hay this spring? 

      Lawrence, Joe; O'Neil, Kitty (2021-03)
      A number of livestock producers are reporting short hay inventories coming into the spring and, while the warmth of the sun has us optimistic that winter will soon be behind us, the 2021 crop season is still a ways off. ...
    • Spring 2022 fertility considerations 

      Workman, Kirsten; Lawrence, Joe (PRO-DAIRY, 2022-05)
      Fertilizer prices continue to rise with no relief in immediate site. With a slowly warming spring that has seen snow and wet weather, manure applications in many locations have been delayed. As manure trucks and pumps start ...
    • Updates for CAFO permits and fertility guidelines 

      Workman, Kirsten; Ketterings, Quirine (PRO-DAIRY, 2022-07)
      July 2022 brought three important updates for farmers and nutrient management planners. In particular, they will impact Concentrated Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs) and Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs). New ...