Section 8: Forages
- Forages for Hay and Silage
- Birdsfoot trefoil
- Cool-season grasses
- Warm-season grasses
- Annual crops for forage
- Forage selection and seeding rates
- Suggested forage mixtures and seeding rates
- No-till forage seeding
- Table 1.8-1. Chemical composition of legumes and legume-grass mixtures at advancing stages of maturity.
- Table 1.8-2. Developmental stages of legumes and grasses.
- Table 1.8-3. Characteristics of some perennial forages grown in the northeastern United States.
- Table 1.8-4. Relative maturity of several perennial forage species and varieties.
- Table 1.8-5. Recommended forage mixtures and seeding rates.
- Table 1.8-6. Suggested pasture components for different grazing purposes.
- Table 1.8-7. Animal units of various species and classes of livestock.
- Table 1.8-8. Estimates of acreage required to provide forage needs for one animal unit, assuming 70% pasture utilization.
- Table 1.8-9. Suggested paddock sizes (A/animal unit) based on grazing period and available pasture in an intensive rotational grazing system.
- Table 1.8-10. Typical paddock rest periods of rotational grazing systems.
- Figure 1.8-1. Growth curves of various pasture components.
- Figure 1.8-2. Effect of grazing pressure on production per animal and per acre.
M. H. Hall, professor of forage management, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences