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Soil Sampling
Soil Sampling - Videos Videos

Soil Sampling

Rachel Milliron

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In this video, learn how to take representative soil samples in agronomic fields. More
Pasture Workshop
Pasture Workshops - Workshops Workshops
Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension Forage Specialist and local expert’s present unbiased research-based information on various topics from Pasture Planning to Improving Forage Quality. More
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals
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Grazing Warm-Season Annuals

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This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system. More
Herbicide Resistance Pigweed 5: Prevention and Disposal
Herbicide Resistance Pigweed 5: Prevention and Disposal - Videos Videos
How to best prevent the entry of herbicide resistant Palmer Amaranth and waterhemp to new fields, and how to properly dispose of plants so that they do not cause larger infestations. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Forage Sorghum Planting - Articles Articles
More than just an emergency forage crop: forage sorghums and sudangrass crosses are highly digestible and high yielding. More
Forage Quality and Testing
Forage Quality and Testing - Articles Articles
Learn more about the importance of testing for forage quality. More
Heat Treatments to Control Soil-Borne Pests
Heat Treatments to Control Soil-Borne Pests - Articles Articles
The objective of heat treatment of soil is to reduce the numbers of weeds, insects, and disease-causing organisms in the soil. More
Pasture and Hay for Horses
Pasture and Hay for Horses - Articles Articles

Pasture and Hay for Horses

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Pat M. Comerford

To minimize feed costs, it is important to keep horses healthy and feed them a balanced ration that meets their nutritional needs. More
Multiflora Rose Management in Grass Pastures (An Integrated Approach)
Multiflora Rose Management in Grass Pastures (An Integrated Approach) - Articles Articles

Multiflora Rose Management in Grass Pastures (An Integrated Approach)

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

The weed multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora, Thunb.) is an increasing problem in Pennsylvania pastures and noncropland. It thrives on idle land, fencerows, and minimally maintained, hilly pastures. More
Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where
Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where - Articles Articles

Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler

For nearly four decades, scientists have been refining the ability to test forages for quality. More
Forage Sorghum
Forage Sorghum - Articles Articles

Forage Sorghum

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Gregory W. Roth, 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
Big bluestem
Warm-season Grasses - Articles Articles

Warm-season Grasses

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Native, perennial warm-season grasses produce well compared to cool-season grasses during the hot and dry weather, on soils with low moisture holding capacity, low pH, and low phosphorus levels. More