by M. Scott Wells, Cropping and Forages Specialist
With the recent appointment of M. Scott Wells as the Forage and Cropping Specialist, the Forage Quarterly has been re-launched. The newsletter will highlight innovative approaches and technologies to improve the productivity and sustainability of Minnesota's forage systems.
This August edition contains a research update on emergency forages, a discussion of nitrogen needs in corn following alfalfa, helpful information on maintaining large bale quality and tips on pricing and using alternative forages.
In his position, Wells will work closely with Regional and Local Extension Educators, State Specialists, USDA-ARS, and University researchers in developing a research program that provides solutions to current and future issues in forage production. Wells will also leverage the results to produce high-quality research-based educational programs. The educational programing will take many forms, including the Forage Quarterly Newsletter, YouTube videos, online webinars and classes, along with traditional field days and winter workshops.