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Cattle being finished on grass, photo by Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension
Grass-fed Beef Production - Articles Articles

Grass-fed Beef Production

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

This article will clarify some of the production methods used to raise grass-fed beef. More
2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial
2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial - Articles Articles
Results of the Penn State 2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial located at the Penn State Agronomy Farm, Centre County. 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
John C. French Sr., Retired, Universities:Auburn, GA, Clemson and U of MO, Bugwood.org
Hessian Fly on Wheat - Articles Articles
The low incidence of occurrence of and damage from Hessian fly in Pennsylvania can be attributed both host-plant resistance and planting date. More
Cereal Leaf Beetle
Cereal Leaf Beetle - Articles Articles
Cereal leaf beetle is an occasionally severe pest of wheat and oats in Pennsylvania, but it also feeds on barley, rye, and other grasses. More
2013 Short-lived Annual Grass Trial
2013 Short-lived Annual Grass Trial - Articles Articles
Results of the Penn State 2013 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial. More
Methods Used to Measure Forage and Ration Particle Size
Methods Used to Measure Forage and Ration Particle Size - Articles Articles
Particle size evaluation tools are described and demonstrated in a series of brief videos. More
2014-2015 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial
2014-2015 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial - Articles Articles
Results of the Penn State 2014-2015 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial. More
2015-2016 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial
2015-2016 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial - Articles Articles
Results of the Penn State 2015-2016 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial. 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
Mourad Louadfel, Bugwood.org
Keep an Eye Out for Cereal Leaf Beetle - Articles Articles
Scout now for infestations of cereal leaf beetle in small grain fields. The larval stage feeds on the leaves and fields appear white if heavily infested. More
Triticale cover crop.
Herbicide Considerations for Cover and Forage Crops - Articles Articles
Learn about carryover concerns for seeding cover crops after in-season corn and soybean herbicide applications. More
Figure 1. Checking wheat plant populations
Wheat Stand Assessment - Articles Articles

Wheat Stand Assessment

John Rowehl

Check on the effects of late planting and/or winter weather. More
Fig. 1. Brown stripe on orchardgrass
Diseases in Orchardgrass - Articles Articles

Diseases in Orchardgrass

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Major diseases of orchardgrass in our area has no quick fix yet, but fertility management helps. More
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Assess Your Wheat for Scab - Articles Articles

Assess Your Wheat for Scab

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D.

Critical juncture to scout, assess and react, if necessary, to reduce any potential for vomitoxins this year. More
Carey Minteer, University of Arkansas, Bugwood.org
Orchardgrass Burndown and Forage Weeds - Articles Articles

Orchardgrass Burndown and Forage Weeds

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

Spring termination of a sod such as orchardgrass can have mixed results, follow these steps for successful sod burndown. More
Invasive Pigweeds: Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp
Invasive Pigweeds: Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp - Articles Articles

Invasive Pigweeds: Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp

William S. Curran, Ph.D., Annie Klodd

Palmer amaranth is a species of pigweed that was recently introduced into PA and has been positively identified on more than 30 sites across the state. 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
Late Season Timothy Fertilization
Late Season Timothy Fertilization - Articles Articles
Turf grass managers consider a very late fall application of fertilizer to be the most important fertility application. How would cool season forage grasses respond? More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Got Rye Seed? - Articles Articles

Got Rye Seed?

John Rowehl

Since rye is stored over the hot weather months before use, it has the potential for infestation and damage from insects. More
Nitrogen Fertility of Forage Grasses
Nitrogen Fertility of Forage Grasses - Articles Articles
Nitrogen fertilizer applications to grass hayfields and pastures are the foundation for top forage yields. More
Early Season Wheat Assessment
Early Season Wheat Assessment - Articles Articles
Making early decisions about management of wheat fields in February. More
Forage Quality and Testing
Forage Quality and Testing - Articles Articles
Learn more about the importance of testing for forage quality. More
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