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Soil pH Affects Forage Production - Articles Articles

Soil pH Affects Forage Production

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Charles White

Soil pH can be one of the greatest determinates of forage productivity and stand life. More
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
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Outstanding Lineup Slated for the 2018 PA Forage Conferences - Articles Articles
Visit with industry professionals and farmers and enjoy the day listening and learning about educational topics pertaining to forage production! More
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Successful Grass-Fed Production with High Quality Forage - Articles Articles

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 Carutis, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Does grazing fall pastures have implications for spring regrowth? More
Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
Extending the Grazing Season – Stockpiling Pastures for Fall Grazing - Articles Articles
Preparing for fall and winter on livestock operations should be done early. Managing pastures for fall and winter grazing should be done as summer ends. More
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Malting Barley in Pennsylvania

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Austin Kirt

Demand for locally sourced malted barley, for local craft beer, has led to the development of malt houses in PA and other states in our region. More
Preparing your Pastures for Spring
Preparing your Pastures for Spring - Articles Articles

Preparing your Pastures for Spring

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Now is the time to capitalize on warm, early spring days. More
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
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
Understanding and Trouble Shooting Silage Preservation
Understanding and Trouble Shooting Silage Preservation - Articles Articles
Background information regarding silage preservation. More
The Benefits of Managed Grazing Systems
The Benefits of Managed Grazing Systems - Articles Articles

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 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
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
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Corn Silage Dry Down Report – Options for Dry Corn - Articles Articles
Possible options for corn that is too dry to chop for silage. More
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