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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Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Corn Silage Dry Down – Harvesting at the Incorrect Moisture - Articles Articles
Corn silage dry down is hastening across the state, causing the need for farmers to monitor moisture levels for optimum dry matter and forage quality. More
The Penn State Agronomy Guide
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The Agronomy Guide provides comprehensive information on crop, soil, and pest management for farms of all sizes. More
R.L. Croissant, Bugwood.org
Corn Silage Dry Down – Dry Weather Hastens Moisture Loss - Articles Articles
With the dry weather, a close eye should be kept on corn silage moisture and maturity so the proper harvest time can be achieved to produce quality silage. More
Grains and Forages
Grains and Forages - Articles Articles
Grain crops may be fed or sold although most forage crops are stored and used on farm for feed. More
Haylage in a Day
Haylage in a Day - Articles Articles

Haylage in a Day

Paul Craig

The adoption of incorporating a wide cutting swath in forage harvest to speed up the dry down process has been increasing on farms across the United States. 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
Forage Facts
Forage Facts - Articles Articles

Forage Facts

Paul Craig

Survival and high production of an alfalfa stand begins with an understanding of root reserves. More
Tall Fescue
Tall Fescue - Articles Articles

Tall Fescue

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

In Pennsylvania, Tall fescue has been used primarily for conservation purposes but is well suited as hay, silage, or pasture. More
Baleage – An Opportunity for High Quality First-Cutting Hay
Baleage – An Opportunity for High Quality First-Cutting Hay - Articles Articles
Wrapping wet bales for baleage could help to ensure your hay fields are harvested at the correct stage of maturity. More
Growing Corn and Corn Silage on a Budget
Growing Corn and Corn Silage on a Budget - Articles Articles
Whether you grow corn for grain or silage, learn about some management factors you can control. More
Considerations in Managing Cutting Height of Corn Silage
Considerations in Managing Cutting Height of Corn Silage - Articles Articles
Cutting corn silage higher can increase silage quality because the lower part of the crop is poorly digestible, but this can also reduce yield. More
Is Shredlage a Good Idea? Is Shredlage a Good Idea? - Articles

Is Shredlage a Good Idea?

Jud Heinrichs

Shredlage has been a hot topic in recent years, but studies have demonstrated it has the same overall dry matter and fiber digestibility as conventional silage. More
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
Burndown Herbicide Considerations - Articles Articles

Burndown Herbicide Considerations

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

Air temperature before, during, and after application can influence control with burndown. More
Grazing Management
Grazing Management - Articles Articles

Grazing Management

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Managing when and where livestock graze can have lasting positive effects on pasture productivity. More
R.L. Hamblen, Bugwood.org
Spring Management for Pastures: Renovate or Restore? - Articles Articles
Springtime brings on many questions in regards to restoring pastures that are weather beaten after winter. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Alfalfa Frost Heaving: Assessing the Damage - Articles Articles
March is the time to scout for alfalfa frost heaving so that preparations can be made if the stand will need to be rotated out in spring. More
Frost Seeding for Pasture Renovation
Frost Seeding for Pasture Renovation - Articles Articles
Frost Seeding for Pasture Renovation-If stands are thin, consider frost seeding as an option to thicken your pasture. More
Crop Profiles
Crop Profiles - Articles Articles
Crop profiles provide a complete production story for a commodity and a look at current research activities directed at finding replacement strategies for pesticides of concern (due to FQPA). More
Fall Management for Pastures: Renovate or Restore?
Fall Management for Pastures: Renovate or Restore? - Articles Articles
Late summer and early fall is an excellent time to renovate and restore pastures. More
Meters, Tubes and Coulters; Take Time for Planter Maintenance
Meters, Tubes and Coulters; Take Time for Planter Maintenance - Articles Articles
Many problems with no-till can often be traced back to poor planter performance. More
When Is It Time To Stop Grazing In The Fall?
When Is It Time To Stop Grazing In The Fall? - Articles Articles
Manage your grazing like you do your lawn, when you stop mowing your lawn for the year you should also likely stop grazing your pasture. More
Potential for Hemp Production in Pennsylvania
Potential for Hemp Production in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
A brief history of hemp, its potential uses and the legality of growing hemp in PA are discussed. More
Residue Distribution Critical for No-till Success
Residue Distribution Critical for No-till Success - Articles Articles

Residue Distribution Critical for No-till Success

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Did you know that no-till planting starts at harvest? Uniformly distributed crop residue is critical to obtaining a good stand of the next crop. More
Potassium for Crop Production Potassium for Crop Production - Articles

Potassium for Crop Production

Delbert G. Voight, Jr

Ways to insure optimum Potassuim fertilization on your farm. More
Fall Pasture and Grazing Management
Fall Pasture and Grazing Management - Articles Articles

Fall Pasture and Grazing Management

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Be careful not to hurt your pasture stand this fall. Read about tips for successful fall pasture management. More