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Determining Pasture Yield
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Determining Pasture Yield

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Direct and indirect methods of determining pasture yield. More
Forage Quality in Perspective
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Forage Quality in Perspective

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs, and government programs are forcing dairy farmers to become more efficient with their farm operation. More
Forage Variety Trials Reports
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Forage Variety Trials Reports

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Forage Trials Report summarizes performance data collected from ongoing forage trials at two sites in Pennsylvania. More
Why Test Forage Quality?
Why Test Forage Quality? - Articles Articles

Why Test Forage Quality?

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Greater net profit is the bottom line for why livestock producers need to know the quality of the forages they are feeding! 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
Strategies for Extending the Grazing Season
Strategies for Extending the Grazing Season - Articles Articles
Several strategies can be employed to supply forage into the fall or early winter. More
Need Forage? Try Annual Crops
Need Forage? Try Annual Crops - Articles Articles

Need Forage? Try Annual Crops

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Alternative species to meet forage needs and supplement feedstocks. More
Grazing Winter Small Grains Grazing Winter Small Grains - Articles

Grazing Winter Small Grains

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Grazing winter small grains can be an easy and profitable way to start grazing early in the season, but requires proper management of the crop and livestock for success. More
Grazing Alfalfa in Pennsylvania
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Grazing alfalfa is not a new practice. Alfalfa has been grazed alone or in mixtures with grasses and other legumes since its introduction into the United States. More
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
Grass Tetany in Grazing Animals - Articles Articles
Be alert to the potential risk for Grass Tetany in high potassium soils and when other conditions are favorable for the development of this livestock illness. More
Four Steps to Rotational Grazing
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Four Steps to Rotational Grazing

J. Craig Williams, Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

A well-managed pasture program can be the most economical way to provide forage to ruminant animals. More
Beware of the Dangers of Hot Hay
Beware of the Dangers of Hot Hay - Articles Articles
Wet weather can make hay making difficult. Therefore, it’s especially important to monitor the temperature and condition of stored hay. 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
Poisonous Pasture Weeds
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Poisonous Pasture Weeds

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Dwight Lingenfelter

Grazing animals will very rarely eat poisonous weeds if there are other options. However, the wet weather has been great for poisonous plant growth and the concern is heightened. More
Reed Canarygrass
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Reed Canarygrass

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) is a tall, leafy, high-yielding perennial. More
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