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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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
Managing Drought Stressed Corn
Managing Drought Stressed Corn - Articles Articles

Managing Drought Stressed Corn

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

This article describes how to manage corn that is drought stressed and provides information on estimating yields, pricing, managing nitrates and feed quality and other information. More
Forage Sorghum
Forage Sorghum - Articles Articles

Forage Sorghum

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, 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
Effects of Hail Damage on Corn Silage Yield and Quality
Effects of Hail Damage on Corn Silage Yield and Quality - Articles Articles
The objective of this study was to quantify the effects hail damage had on corn silage yield and quality. More
Corn Silage Production and Management
Corn Silage Production and Management - Articles Articles

Corn Silage Production and Management

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

Corn harvested for silage is an important feed crop on most Pennsylvania farms, where cropland often is limited. More
Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania
Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Dennis Calvin, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of double-cropping corn following hay and to provide some recommendations for improving the success rate of the practice. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Air Seeder and Corn Planter Comparison for Corn for Silage - Articles Articles
Air seeders are used primarily for seeding small grains and soybeans, but have the potential to plant corn as well. More
Vomitoxin Levels and Testing in Wheat
Vomitoxin Levels and Testing in Wheat - Articles Articles
Test your wheat for vomitoxin contamination to determine potential issues and quality. 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
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
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
Managing Silage Effluent
Managing Silage Effluent - Articles Articles
No matter our best efforts to harvest at the correct moisture and in a timely fashion, effluent happens. 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
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
Harvest Management of Red Clover
Harvest Management of Red Clover - Articles Articles
When well managed and properly fertilized, newer varieties of red clover can potentially yield 4 to 5 tons of good quality forage. 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
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
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