Spring Scouting of Alfalfa

alfalfa stem with frost-damaged leaf margins

Know the Amount of Feed in Your Pasture

demonstrating the use of a falling plate meter

Get a Jump on Early Spring Forage

August 2019 Forage Report

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's percent of average precipitation map for Ontario in August of 2019

July 2019 Forage Report

map showing percent of average rainfall in July 2019 in Ontario. Most of the province had below average rainfall, except the north shore of Lake Eire, and northwestern Ontario.

Are insects eating your forage crop?

Image of pasture damaged by armyworms. All the grasses have been eaten, leaving only broadleaf weeds behind.

June 2019 Forage Report

Managing Alternative Forages

Oat plants

Slowing down the rotation protects pasture yield

May 2019 Forage Report

Establishing Alternative Forage Crops

Figure 4. Alfalfa winter kill observed in eastern Ontario during the week of April 29, 2019.

Forage Report – April 2019

Map showing percent of average precipitation received across Ontario during April 2019

Timing Spring Turn-out

Forage plants regrow by drawing on energy reserves in their roots

Managing Forages under Dry Conditions

August 2018 Forage Report

Map of start dates for the critical fall harvest period of alfalfa in Ontario
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