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Forage Forum on Choosing a Silage Inoculant

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastThis edition of the Pioneer Forage Forum podcast features Pioneer Western Livestock Information Manager Bill Ramsey our topic today is how to choose an effective silage inoculant for appropriate silage feed.

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Forage Forum on Choosing a Silage Inoculant

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Forage Forum on Kernel Processing in Northeast

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastHere is another in our series of Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum podcasts about the importance of proper kernel processing in different areas of the country.

This interview focuses on the New York and New England with Pioneer dairy specialist Kevin Putnam. Kevin talks about the major benefits to dairy producers of proper kernel processing, the recommended parameters for settings, testing for quality.

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Forage Forum on Kernel Processing - Northeast

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Forage Forum on Kernel Processing in Midwest

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastPioneer Hi-Bred‘s Forage Forum has done a series of interviews about the importance of proper kernel processing in different areas of the country.

Our first podcast focuses on the Midwest with Tim Hageman, Pioneer livestock specialist in northeast Iowa. Tim talks about the major benefits to dairy producers of proper kernel processing, the recommended parameters for settings, testing for quality.

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Forage Forum on Kernel Processing - Midwest

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Forage Forum on Managing Drying Cycle for Alfalfa

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastPioneer Hi-Bred‘s Forage Forum is back and our first podcast topic explores how to manage your drying cycle for alfalfa. Dan Wiersma is Pioneer Livestock Information Manger for the northern business unit, which covers Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota – regions that represent a good percentage of the cows and alfalfa acres in the United States. Listen to what he has to say about managing the drying cycle for alfalfa.

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Forage Forum on Drying Alfalfa

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Forage Forum on Spring Alfalfa Challenges

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastPlanting delays seem to be consuming the thoughts and energy of most growers this spring. But with the alfalfa crop maturing, don’t be tempted to delay that important first crop cutting. Hear what Alan Patterson, dairy specialist with Pioneer Hi-Bred, says about spring alfalfa challenges in this edition of Pioneer’s Forage Forum.

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Forage Forum on Spring Alfalfa

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Pioneer Forage Forum Discusses Roundup Ready Alfalfa

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastRoundup Ready® alfalfa is back on the market again. Robin Newell, Pioneer senior forage business manager, discusses this recent decision and Pioneer® brand alfalfa offerings in this edition of Pioneer’s Forage Forum.

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Forage Forum on Roundup Ready Alfalfa

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Benefits of Crop Specific Inoculants

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastOn this edition of Forage Forum, Kyle Whitaker, Pioneer Hi-Bred marketing manager for forage additives, highlights the Pioneer fiber technology platform. Whitaker discusses the benefits of using a crop-specific inoculant during an interview with Chuck Zimmerman at the recent Farm Progress Show.

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Forage Forum on Crop Specific Inoculants

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Feeding New Silage

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastOn this edition of Forage Forum, Pioneer Hi-Bred dairy specialist Kevin Putnam discusses feeding the newly harvested silage crop. Letting the new crop ferment three to four months allows starch availability to increase. This year, Putnam says the crop should have a nice grain-to-stock ratio, which makes for high-energy, highly digestible feedstuffs.

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Forage Forum on New Silage Crop

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Growing Conditions and Corn Silage

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastJim Smith, Pioneer livestock information manager in Minnesota, discusses the impact of growing conditions on corn for silage. Moisture and heat, depending on stage of growth, have a multitude of effects on nutritional value and readiness of the corn for harvest. Smith also talks about conditions in the northern Corn Belt.

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Impact of Growing Conditions on Corn Silage

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Silage Chopping Time

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastAs the choppers start to roll across the country, Pioneer Hi-Bred dairy specialist Kevin Putnam discusses some management considerations for chopping corn silage. Corn heat units in many areas are ahead of schedule, triggering harvest. Putman discusses proper chopper set up, inoculant options and other factors for achieving optimum quality.

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Forage Forum on Silage Chopping Time

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Dealing With Corn Ear Mold

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastLast year many growers encountered a wet growing season which led to some concerns with ear molds. Bill Seglar, Pioneer nutritional sciences veterinarian, discusses conditions conducive to ear molds and the impact it has on nutritional value.

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More on Bt Corn for Silage

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastIn this edition of Forage Forum, we have the second of a two-part series on Bt corn for silage with Bill Seglar, Pioneer nutritional sciences veterinarian. Here Seglar highlights the extensive registration process for biotech traits.

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Bill Seglar on Bt Corn for Silage part 2 (4:00 min MP3)

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Bt Corn for Silage

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastIn this edition of Forage Forum, Bill Seglar, Pioneer nutritional sciences veterinarian, addresses questions on BT corn for silage. Seglar says biotechnology traits do not impact nutritional value of the corn, but it is usually environmental factors that affect silage quality and nutritional value.

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Bill Seglar on Bt Corn for Silage (4:20 min MP3)

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Pioneer Alfalfa Research

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastAlfalfa is an important part of Pioneer’s forage portfolio. In this edition of Forage Forum, Pioneer director of alfalfa research David Miller, discusses the company’s variety development. When it comes to choosing an alfalfa variety, he says growers should consult their local sales professional and university data to match the right product to the right acre.

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David Miller on alfalfa varieties (5:00 min MP3)

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Why Alfalfa is Different From Other Crops

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastAlfalfa, from a genetic standpoint, is different than other major crops growers plant. Every seed in an alfalfa bag varies genetically, unlike corn or soybeans where each seed is genetically uniform. David Miller, Pioneer director of alfalfa research, discusses the uniqueness of variety development.

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David Miller on alfalfa varieties (4:45 min MP3)

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Pioneer Alfalfa Research

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastPioneer director of alfalfa research, David Miller, discusses Pioneer brand alfalfa varieties, traits and testing to help producers put the right product on the right acre.

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David Miller on alfalfa varieties (4:00 min MP3)

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Forage Forum on In Situ Testing

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum Podcast Bill Rutherford, Pioneer research coordinator, discusses in situ analysis. In situ testing allows Pioneer researchers direct analysis of inoculant performance and fiber digestibility, providing producers additional product information.

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Bill Rutherford on in situ testing (6:30 min MP3)

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New Technologies for Silage Traits

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastNew technologies make data sampling easier and more efficient. Bill Curran, Pioneer research scientist, discusses some of the technologies that measure silage traits. Curran also talks about how this information benefits producers.

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Bill Curran on new technologies for data sampling (5:00 min MP3)

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Cutting Edge Microbial Ecology

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastUnderstanding how inoculant organisms interact with other organisms can have a large impact on how well an inoculant organism affects the organisms in the silage. Hear more about the cutting-edge microbial ecology from Pioneer research coordinator Bill Rutherford.

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Bill Rutherford on Microbial Ecology (5:00 min MP3)

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Silage Inoculant Application Technology

pioneerPioneer nutritional sciences manager Bill Mahanna likes to show off cool tools that can make life better for dairy producers. This one is Pioneer’s AppliPro® SLV (Super Low Volume) Forage Additives Applicator System, which Bill talked about during the Forage Media Day in September.

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastIn this “must hear” Forage Forum, Bill discusses inoculant application technology and how drastically it has changed over the past 30 years.

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Bill Mahanna on Silage Inoculant Application (5:00 min MP3)

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