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    • 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 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 ...
    • Corn silage kernel processing 

      Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (PRO-DAIRY, 2020-08)
      The value of whole plant corn as a forage (corn silage) can largely be categorized by two contributions to animal nutrition: fiber and starch and the digestibility of each. In terms of starch, focus is often on total content ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Corn nitrogen observations 2021 

      Lawrence, Joe (2021-07)
      In the past, late season nitrogen (N) application to corn was not considered feasible but with currently available application equipment it can be done. Advances in equipment have made it more feasible to apply N later in ...
    • 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
    • Corn silage harvest timing: Not all growing degree days are created equal 

      Lawrence, Joe (2021-09)
      Corn silage harvest timing has important implications on both the yield and forage quality of the crop as a livestock feed.
    • 2021 Corn silage overview 

      Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (2021-11)
      The growing season across much of the Northeast started with average to slightly above average heat unit accumulation and below average precipitation. This provided relatively good conditions for corn planting, with trial ...