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A promising stand of alfalfa in bloom. Image Credit: Jessica Williamson
Fall Forage Establishment - Articles Articles

Fall Forage Establishment

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Pasture managers and hay producers have a window of opportunity in the late summer and early fall to improve existing or establish new stands through seeding. More
Forage Variety Trials Reports
Forage Variety Trials Reports - Articles Articles

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
Determining Pasture Yield
Determining Pasture Yield - Articles Articles

Determining Pasture Yield

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Direct and indirect methods of determining pasture yield. 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
The rooster and reproduction
The rooster and reproduction - Articles Articles
Basic reproductive anatomy male bird More
Management Requirements for Laying Flocks
Management Requirements for Laying Flocks - Articles Articles
Learn the best breeds to raise and best management practices for a successful small layer flock. More
Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease
Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease - Articles Articles

Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease

Phillip Clauer, Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS, Patricia A Dunn, DVM, MAM, DACPV, R. Michael Hulet

Biosecurity means protecting your birds by preventing disease from entering your farm, and protecting others by preventing disease from leaving your farm. More
Raising Fowl in Urban Areas
Raising Fowl in Urban Areas - Articles Articles

Raising Fowl in Urban Areas

Phillip Clauer

Raising domestic poultry such as pigeons, ornamental poultry, and small meat and egg flocks has become an increasingly popular pastime for urban residents. More
Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment
Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment - Articles Articles
Cannibalism in fowl is a costly and vicious habit that poultry producers cannot afford to ignore. More
Successfully Raising a Small Flock of Laying Chickens
Successfully Raising a Small Flock of Laying Chickens - Articles Articles
Raising a small chicken flock for egg production in the backyard has increased in popularity. More
Sex-link hens in their coop
Planning to Start Raising Poultry - Articles Articles
If you are planning to start raising poultry for the first time it is important that you understand best management practices. 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
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Management Requirements for Meat Bird Flocks - Articles Articles
Understanding the best breeds to raise and best management practices requirements to raise meat chickens successfully. More
Brooding of Domestic Fowl
Brooding of Domestic Fowl - Articles Articles

Brooding of Domestic Fowl

Phillip Clauer

It is very important to realize that baby fowl are totally dependent upon you to meet their needs. Baby fowl need proper environment, nutrition and protection. More
Proper Handling of Eggs: From Hen to Consumption
Proper Handling of Eggs: From Hen to Consumption - Articles Articles
To insure egg quality in small flocks, egg producers must learn to properly handle the eggs they produce. More
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl - Articles Articles
Most leg and foot disorders in fowl can be prevented through proper nutrition and management. However, some problems can be genetic. More
Small Scale Poultry Housing
Small Scale Poultry Housing - Articles Articles

Small Scale Poultry Housing

Phillip Clauer

Small scale poultry coops seem to be built in almost every possible shape and size. Many existing buildings can easily be adapted to accommodate poultry. More
Prevention of Egg Eating in Chickens
Prevention of Egg Eating in Chickens - Articles Articles
Egg eating by hens is a habit which is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to break. It is important you manage your facilities so the hens never taste a broken egg. More
Modern Turkey Industry
Modern Turkey Industry - Articles Articles

Modern Turkey Industry

Phillip Clauer

The modern turkey industry has developed a hybrid white turkey that is larger and faster growing than purebred or wild turkeys. 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
Poisonous Pasture Weeds
Poisonous Pasture Weeds - Articles Articles

Poisonous Pasture Weeds

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

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
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
Grass Tetany in Grazing Animals - Articles Articles

Grass Tetany in Grazing Animals

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

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
Beware of the Dangers of Hot Hay
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Beware of the Dangers of Hot Hay

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Wet weather can make hay making difficult. Therefore, it’s especially important to monitor the temperature and condition of stored hay. 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
Chemical Conditioners for Hay
Chemical Conditioners for Hay - Articles Articles

Chemical Conditioners for Hay

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Decreasing the drying time of cut forage, and increasing the chances of getting the hay baled before inclement weather arrives with chemicals. More
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