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Overgrazing pastures compromises pasture production and exposes the soil to erosion
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Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures

Justin Brackenrich, Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The summer is upon us and cool season grasses are slowing down their growth. This is the time to pay attention so you don’t overgraze those pastures. More
Potential to Integrate Grazing into No-Till Systems
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Potential to Integrate Grazing into No-Till Systems

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

This publication details rotating perennial pastures with annual crops, grazing cover crops, and grazing crop residue—all of which show promise to improve profit and soil health and increase diversity on crop farms. More
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Successful Grass-Fed Production with High Quality Forage

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Tara L. Felix

High quality forage should be the main component of a successful grass-fed beef operation. More
Photo caption: Fall pasture walk, Nicole Santangelo, PSU
Tips for Fall Grazing Pastures - Articles Articles

Tips for Fall Grazing Pastures

Nicole Santangelo, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Does grazing fall pastures have implications for spring regrowth? More
Forage Variety Trials Reports
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Forage Variety Trials Reports

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Forage Trials Report summarizes performance data collected from ongoing forage trials at two sites in Pennsylvania. More
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Potato Leafhopper on Alfalfa - Articles Articles
The potato leafhopper is the most destructive insect to alfalfa in Pennsylvania, causing average annual losses of approximately $15 million. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Fall Forage Assessment - Articles Articles
There is time now to check out your alfalfa stands and predict what conditions the stands will be in next year. More
The Benefits of Managed Grazing Systems
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The Benefits of Managed Grazing Systems

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Managing where and when livestock graze could improve land and pasture conditions, enhance livestock production, and encourage an increase in forage utilization. More
Grazing Winter Small Grains
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Grazing Winter Small Grains

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Grazing winter small grains can be an easy and profitable way to start grazing early in the season, but requires proper management of the crop and livestock. More
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis - Articles Articles
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Harvest Management of Alfalfa - Articles Articles
Alfalfa is the most important forage legume in Pennsylvania. It is a deep-rooted legume that grows best in moderate to well-drained soils. More
Forage Management Calendar
Forage Management Calendar - Articles Articles
Forage management recommendations for each month of the year. More
Guidelines for Weed Management in Roundup Ready Alfalfa
Guidelines for Weed Management in Roundup Ready Alfalfa - Articles Articles
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is an important perennial forage crop used around the world. Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the United States behind corn, soybeans, and wheat. More
Pasture and Hay for Horses
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Pasture and Hay for Horses

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Pat M. Comerford

To minimize feed costs, it is important to keep horses healthy and feed them a balanced ration that meets their nutritional needs. More
Timothy
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Timothy

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Timothy (Phleum pratense L.) is a perennial, bunch-type, shallow-rooted, cool-season grass that is well adapted to the Northeast and Upper Midwest. More
Weed Management in Pasture Systems
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Weed Management in Pasture Systems

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Weeds can replace desirable grass species, filling in gaps or voids and reducing yield and overall quality of pasture and forages. More
Corn Silage Production and Management
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Corn Silage Production and Management

Jud Heinrichs, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Corn harvested for silage is an important feed crop on most Pennsylvania farms, where cropland often is limited. More
Orchardgrass
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Orchardgrass

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) is a perennial, cool-season, tall-growing, grass which does not have rhizomes or stolons (bunch-type grass). More
Cutting Management of Alfalfa, Red Clover, and Birdsfoot Trefoil
Cutting Management of Alfalfa, Red Clover, and Birdsfoot Trefoil - Articles Articles
Frequent cutting produces high-quality forage while less frequent cutting generally results in increased stand longevity. More
Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
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Ryegrass

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Establishes rapidly, have a long growing season, possess high nutrient contents, and can be grazed and used for hay or silage. More
Four Steps to Rotational Grazing
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Four Steps to Rotational Grazing

J. Craig Williams, Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

A well-managed pasture program can be the most economical way to provide forage to ruminant animals. More
Forage Sorghum
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Forage Sorghum

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Forage sorghum is a large, warm-season, annual grass that is adapted to Pennsylvania and can be grown as a silage crop. More
Red Clover
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Red Clover

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is grown throughout the northeastern United States for forage and is used in rotations for soil improvement. More
Canola (Brassica napus var. napus). Photo by Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Use of Brassica Crops to Extend the Grazing Season - Articles Articles
Forage brassica crops can be spring-seeded to supplement the perennial cool-season pastures in Aug. and Sept. or summer-seeded to extend the grazing season in Nov. and Dec. More
White Clover
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White Clover

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a short-lived perennial that can reseed itself under favorable conditions, grows rapidly, and spreads via stolons. More