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ISSUE DATE: 12/09/2013

New recipe developed for turning corn stover into feed

By Doug Rich

More acres planted to corn and higher plant populations on those acres equals more corn stover. At a recent field day in St. Joseph, Mo., sponsored by the Missouri Corn Growers Association, experts discussed ways to manage the entire extra crop residue.

MCGA has been researching corn stover for past four years, according to Aimee Cope, MCGA field service representative. Feed use, co-generations, and liquid fuels are three opportunities for stover use in Missouri, Cope said.

“We have over 3 millions acres of corn planted in Missouri and from that we have the potential for about 6 million ton of biomass,” Cope said.

Too much crop residue affects seed-to-soil contact at planting and disease levels in the field, according to Steve Petersen with Monsanto. This is particularly true in corn-on-corn production. Petersen said there is a corn residue yield penalty in high-yielding corn on corn without stover removal.


NEWS

60th anniversary 3i Show scholarship buckles available
AgriLife Research scientist leads Texas Plant Protection Association in 25th year
Arkansas River Compact Administration to meet Dec. 18
ATTRA invites sustainable agriculture conversations
Beef science and nutrition promoted around the globe
Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks nominations for Landowner of the Year
Correction
Flinchbaugh to Obama: Invoke 14th Amendment
Groups support farm bill extension
Kansas Department of Agriculture awarded $100,000 grant to promote local food in schools
K-State Ag Leasing Workshop planned in Salina
K-State Agricultural Lender Survey takes another look at 2013 and future agricultural lending condit
K-State agronomy professor honored as 2013 Crop Science Fellow
K-State Research and Extension to host ag events
Members appointed to Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities prepare for drought
Nebraska students to tour Taiwan
NetWork Kansas announces 2013 Entrepreneurship (E-) Communities
NMSU research aimed at reducing disease-transmitting mosquitoes
Online course is starting place for learning about ATV safety
Study claims Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of crop insurance
The Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail: Missouri wine, a bottle at a time
Traditional horsepower helps tell agriculture's story
Tulsa Farm Show set to kick off 20th year
Two Kansans attend Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow
U.S. Forest Service offers new digital maps for mobile devices
USDA issues fraud alert
UW Extension releases guide to Community Supported Agriculture

CROPS

Ag Progress Show offered in December
AgriLife Research scientist utilizes drone to detect wheat disease progression
AgriLife Research study narrows the search for greenbug resistance gene in wheat
Alfalfa study may help growers determine returns as water resources dwindle
Annual water level measurements in progress
Colorado Ag Classic planned for Dec. 11-12
Farmers seize opportunity with trans-fat solution
Grants extend production season, income opportunities for America's farmers
Improving success of dormant seeding
Iowa State scientists team up to keep nitrates on fields
Make replacement applications when fertilizing pastures
Market signals, basis and carrying charges
MU Crop Management Conference offers plant pest updates
New corn, soybean seed company plant opens
New initiative focuses on critical role of soil health
New recipe developed for turning corn stover into feed
Online registration now open for USGC annual meeting
Planning rule advisory committee presents recommendations to Forest Service
Preliminary South Plains cotton quality reports generally good
Revisions in Corn Field Guide reduce uncertainty
Some extremely dry areas still, but much of Texas looks green
Sorghum U events return for a second year in 2014
Study: Harvesting invasive plants as biomass not economically viable
University's newly endowed chair in wheat research awarded to its namesake
UNL Extension to host no-till organic crop rotation workshop
Vilsack appoints 4 to sorghum checkoff board
Water woes parch five counties; governor taps drought relief funds

LIVESTOCK

3 Jersey youth receive Cowles Award
AgriLife Extension expert: Nutrition plays key role in maintaining efficient cows
Alliance awards College Aggies Online program scholarships
Anderson Land & Cattle wins Red Angus Grid Master Award
AQHA cloning lawsuit updated
Beef checkoff partners with retailers on fall tailgating promotion
Beef Quality Assurance important for cow operators
Beef Quality Assurance program offers guidelines on use of antibiotics
Beef specialist offers tips for winterizing cattle operations
Blackland Income Growth Conference to feature Rebuilding the Beef Herd session
Breed leaders honored at Angus annual awards banquet
Broseco Ranches win Red Angus Grid Master Award
Cattlemen express importance, value of Kansas farm law
CDA provides bovine trichomoniasis update
Christensen Brothers wins 3 Grid Master Awards for Red Angus cattle
Croissant Red Angus wins Grid Master Award
Give precision-fed heifers adequate bunk space
Heart of America Dairy Expo set Jan. 23-25, 2014
Heifer reservations still being accepted for ICA evaluation program
Indoor calves need fresh air in winter, too
Keep equine herpesvirus top of mind
KOMA Beef Cattle Conference at Joplin Regional Stockyards set for January
Lambert elected American Hereford Association president
Livestock specialist suggests method to analyze hay feeding needs
Luke Schwieterman named 2013 Legacy Award recipient
MCA 46th convention pre-registration deadline approaching
MU Extension 'Redbook' for cattlemen now available
National Jersey stipends presented to youth
NCBA past president testifies before EPA on the Renewable Fuel Standard
NMSU, Texas A&M to host Southwest Beef Symposium in Clayton
Oklahoma horse industry impact study released
Positive step taken in grazing legislation
Prepare for a successful spring calving season
Putting beef sustainability into context
Schuler-Olsen Ranch wins Grid Master Award
Show-Me-Select bred heifers average $2,083 at Kingsville sale
Single case of bovine tuberculosis discovered
Sparks, Grandview CMR support Hereford youth
Texas man sentenced for cattle fraud in Kansas
Thousands of runners refuel with beef stew
Top Herefords recognized at national show
Vegetation along river, stream banks source of winter forage for cattle
West Central Cattlemen's Day set for Dec. 12 in Wray
What is vegetable oil?

EDITOR

Holiday connections
HSUS representative, hog farmer defends HSUS agriculture councils
Reader offers alternative view on Renewable Fuel Standards
SNAP snafus

COLUMNS

Bred cow and pair demand very good
Company purchases 2 brands, expands vaccine program
Crop insurance, weather protection program available
Eliminating risks long term is not easy
Entrepreneur combines auction tradition with technology
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Mineral management program designed to use less organic trace minerals
Multi-performance diesel fuel additive enters market
NuTech Seed highlights new technology for 2014 planting season
Real estate firm sells Sandhills ranch for $4 million
Remember the heat in the barn?
Restoring interior of tractor cab has health benefit, company says
Seed company builds on efficiencies
Seed treatment offers help to protect against pest
Snow: Memories of an older child

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock sales summary
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Bloomfield feeder cattle sales report
Colorado feeder cattle auction summary
Corn sees gains, soybeans slight losses
Dodge City livestock auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Fort Smith livestock auction report
Grain market close
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news report
Joplin livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay selling steady, light demand in some areas
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Row crop harvest winding down South Dakota
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Springfield livestock auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales report

RANGE

Rangeland decision-making processes influence adoption of conservation programs

FAMILY

Caleb designed for family living
Extension offers program on healthy holiday cooking
Extension to host workshop on making gifts from the kitchen
Follow tips for compost pile maintenance
Growers, farm families donate real Christmas trees to troops, families
Homemade holidays
Keeping holidays simple
Meditation
NMSU Bernalillo Extension offers workshops on emergency preparedness for the home
Northwest section of Colorado birding trail takes off
OSU Extension offers youth classes on Family Heritage Research
Plan ahead when traveling over the holiday season
Scanner sweep shows Colorado consumers can shop with confidence
Testing the water is important for household well owners
Time to ring in the holiday season

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