Production and Harvesting

Information on forage and grazing management of crops such as wheat, alfalfa, fescue, sorghum, corn, rye, canola, clover and birdsfoot trefoil. Tips on determining pasture yield, no-till crop management, crop rotation, silage, haylage and baleage.

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Pasture Workshop
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Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension Forage Specialist and local expert’s present unbiased research-based information on various topics from Pasture Planning to Improving Forage Quality. More
Forage Facts
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Forage Facts

Paul Craig

Survival and high production of an alfalfa stand begins with an understanding of root reserves. More
Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills
Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills - Articles Articles

Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Ron Hoover

The seed delivery system in drills is not as precise as that used in planters because they use flutes or sponges to meter seed instead of seed singulation. More
Harvest Management of Birdsfoot Trefoil
Harvest Management of Birdsfoot Trefoil - Articles Articles
Birdsfoot trefoil (BFT) is a deep-rooted legume that grows well on poorly drained soils. When properly managed it can persist for many years. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Plant Factors Affecting Legume Harvest Management - Articles Articles
Frequent cutting produces high-quality forage while less frequent cutting generally results in increased stand longevity. More
Pasture and Hay for Horses
Pasture and Hay for Horses - Articles Articles

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
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
Figure 1. Birdsfoot trefoil.
Birdsfoot Trefoil - Articles Articles

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Birdsfoot trefoil is a perennial that adapts well to production on poorly drained, low-pH soils. More