With: Jay Parsons, Professor and Farm and Ranch Management Specialist, UNL; and Mary Drewnoski, Associate Professor and Beef Systems Specialist, UNL.
In this webinar, Mary Drewnoski (UNL Animal Science) joins Jay Parsons (UNL Agricultural Economics) to discuss tips and advice for incorporating annual forages into your cropping plans this year. With a majority of Nebraska range and pasture in poor or very poor condition to start off the grazing season, many cattle producers are considering the availability of alternate forage resources.
Annual forages planted on cropland offers a potentially valuable feed resource while fulfilling crop rotation needs. Planting dates, seeding mix, and expected forage production will be discussed for various scenarios with a focus on conditions this year. Grazing and timing of forage availability will also be discussed along with options for obtaining crop insurance through the annual forage insurance plan.