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Forage and Pasture Publications

Agronomy Guide for Field Crops: Forages

Forages & Range: Pasture Systems Publications

Pasture Management Home Page Purdue University

Rangeland Management Strategies

Grazing Lands Technical Publications

Graziers'Notebook - Fact Sheets and Research Reviews

Grass Clippings quarterly newsletter

Glossary of Pasture Terms (Pasture Production Pub 19)

Glossary of Pasture Terms

How Pasture Plants Grow

Alberta Tame Pasture Scorecard

Things to consider as you walk the Pasture

Animal Health Problems (Pasture Production Pub 19)


Preventing Bloat on Pasture

Steps toward bloat-safe Grazing of Alfalfa

Are there Profit Robbers in your Pasture Production Enterprise?

Managing and Utilizing Pasture and Harvested Forages for Sheep

Flea Beetle Control in Forage Turnips


Soil Management: Fertility, Liming, Drainage

Soil, Fertility, Nutrient Management & Crop Nutrition Factsheets

Fall Pasture Fertility Management After a Drought

Nutrient Management Act

Pasture Fertilization

Soil Sampling and Analysis for Managing Crop Nutrients

Soil Testing (from Agronomy Guide)

Laboratories for Soil Analysis

Nitrogen Management for Grass Pastures

Nitrogen Management in Rotationally Grazed Pastures

Effect of Management System and Nitrogen Application

Pasture Fertilization: Dealing with the high price of Nitrogen

Building a Pasture Savings Account


Species and Variety Selection

Forage Species Selection for Pasture

Forage Species Selector Cornell University On-Line tool for selecting forages species

Forage Selection and Seeding Guide for Indiana

Pasture Legumes Identified

Identifying Pasture Legumes

Kura Clover: A New Pasture Legume for Ontario

Experiences with Kura Clover in Agricltural Systems in Wisocnsin

Grazing Intake Yields and Palatibilty of Cool-Season Grasses

Palatability of Cool-Season Forage Grasses

Ryegrass Types for Pasture and Hay

2001 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses

Uses of Brassica Crops in Grazing Systems


Planting, Establishment and Renovation

Establishing Pastures (Pasture Production Pub 19)

How to Purchase High Quality Forage Seed

Soil Temperature for Germination

Improving Pastures by Renovation

Improving the Productivity of Beef Pastures in Northwest Minnesota

Frost Seeding of Forages

Establishing Kura Clover Stands



Fencing Information

Planning Fencing Systems for Intensive Grazing Management


Watering Systems

Pasture Water Systems for Livestock

Water Systems for Controlled Grazing

Nose Pumps

Plastic Pipe Sizing Chart

Water Systems for Grazing Livestock

Water System Maintenance


Four steps in Rotational Grazing

Grazing Tame Pastures Effectively

Grazing Alfalfa in Pennsylvania

Understanding the Animal Unit Month

Grazing Behaviour of Livestock and Wildlife

Calculating Grazing Forage Needs and Pasture Availability

Grazing Alfalfa

Four steps to Rotational Grazing

Grazing Alfalfa

Intergrated Livestock and Forage Production Through Muliti-Species Grazing; Progress Report


Extending the Grazing Season

Extending the Grazing Season

Fall Stockpiling of Forage on Pasture

Extending the Grazing Season

Stockpiling Pasture

Winter Grazing

Meeting Water Needs for Winter Grazing

Grazing Corn: An Option for Extending the Grazing Season in Kentucky


Predator Control

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Weed Control

Weed Seed Survival in Livestock Systems

Poisonous Weeds of Pastures & Forages

Weed Control in Pastures without Chemicals

Removal of Fencerow Black Cherries

Targeted Grazing: Research and Information

Targeted Grazing to Control Specific Woody Plants

Manipulating Diet Selection to Control Weeds



Pasture Records?

Why Rotational Stocking Makes Dollars and Sense


Pasture, the Environment and Wildlife

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Pasture for Horses

Maximizing the Value of Pasture for Horses

Common Plant Poisonings of Horses and their Investigation 



Forages & the Environment

Ontario Biomass Producers Co-op

Centre for the Advancement of Green Roof Technology

City of Toronto: Green Roofs

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


Grassed Waterways & Filter Strips

Vegetative Filter Strips for Improved Surface Water Quality

Vegetative Filter Strips: Application, Installation and Maintenance


Global Warming and Carbon Sequestration

Economics of Sequestering Carbon in the U.S. Agricultural Sector

Global Warming and Agriculture: Best Management Practices

Global Warming and Agriculture: Carbon Credits

Global Warming and Agriculture: Cow/Calf Best Management Practices

Global Warming and Agriculture: Nitrous Oxide

Global Warming and Agriculture: The Carbon Cycle

Impact of tillage and crop rotation systems on soil carbon sequestration


General Information

Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta

Do Genetically Engineered Crops Impact Animal Health and Food Products?

Greencover Canada Program

The (Grass) Farmer as Conservationist: Aldo Leopold's Legacy


Forages for Erosion Control

New York State Revegetation Procedures Manual


Forages & Wildlife

Buffers for Wildlife Project

Conservation Corridors Planning at the Landscape Level: Managing for Wildlife Habitat

Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Farmlands

Establishing Wildlife Food Plots

Grass Management for the Birds


Forages & Soil Quality

Building Soils for Better Crops

Home Page for the USDA Soil Quality Institute

Part 2 Good Bug or Bad?

Part 3 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Part 4 Those Wonderful Worms

Soil Biology and Soil Management

Soil Organic Matter

Soil Organic Matter Management

Soil Quality Management - General

The Soil Biology Primer

Understand the Living Soil (OMAFRA) : Part 1 Introduction


Environmental Organizations

Caring for the Land

Conservation Ontario

Ducks Unlimited

Ecological Agriculture Projects

Links to On-line Information about Sustainable Agriculture

National Handbook of Conservation Practices

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Ontario Environment Industry Association

Resource Efficient Agricultural Production - REAP - Canada

Sierra Club of Canada

Soil Conservation Council of Canada

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

The Soil and Water Conservation Society

University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)


Cover Crops

Managing Cover Crops Profitability (214 pages)

Managing Cover Crops Profitably

Rye as a Cover Crop


Streambank Management

Alternatives to Direct Access Livestock Watering

Best Management Practices to Control the Effects of Livestock Grazing Riparian Areas

Cows and Fish

Negative Effects of Livestock Grazing Riparian Areas

Pathogenic Effects from Livestock Grazing Riparian Areas

The Effects of Grazing Management on Riparian Areas

Understanding the Benefits of Healthy Riparian Area

5 Tips for coping with Drought - OSA Advocate (see pages 10-12)

Alternate Forage Crops

Forage Options Following Alfalfa Winterkill University of Wisconsin

Emergency Forage Plantings

Fall and Spring Forage Yield and Quality from Fall-Seeded Cereal Crops

Small Grains for Fall and Spring Forage

Winter Cereals for Spring Forage

Rural Development

Cereal Forages for Spring Seeding University of Wisconsin

Pea and Small Grain Mixtures University of Wisconsin

Forage Chicory

Forage Sorghum

Sorghums, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids for Forage University of Wisconsin

Soybeans for Hay or Silage University of Wisconsin

Using Soybean as Forage  University of Wisconsin

Uses of Brassica Crops on Grazing Systems University of Wisconsin

Use of Brassica Crops to Extend the Grazing Season

Using Corn for Livestock Grazing

Grazing Corn Residue


Corn Silage

Corn Silage Publications University of Wisconsin

Assessing the Impact of ECB on Corn Grown for Silage University of Wisconsin

Corn Silage Production and Managment Penn State

Key to Higher Corn Yields University of Wisconsin

Relationship between Corn Grain and Silage Yield University of Wisconsin

Planting Corn for Silage after a First-Cut Alfalfa Harvest University of Wisconsin

Considerations for selecting corn hybrids in Pennsylvania

Corn Growers Guidebook comprehensive source for information about corn

Growing Ontario's Corn

Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania, Penn State University

Economics of Alfalfa and Corn Silage Rotations



Corn Silage Harvesting Techniques

Harvesting Corn Residue

On-Farm Moisture Testing of Corn Silage

Using a Microwave Oven to Determine Forage Moisture


Silage Inoculants and additives

Adding Anhydrous Ammonia to Corn Silage

Adding Enzymes to Silage

Adding Urea to Corn Silage

Boosting the Protein Content of Corn Silage OMAFRA

Buchneri Inoculants to Improve Corn Silage Bunk Life OMAFRA

Inoculants for Corn Silage University of Wisconsin

Lactobacillus buchneri for Silage Aerobic Stability University of Wisconsin



Agronomic Considerations for Molds and Mycotoxins in Corn Silage

Beware of Nitrates in Corn Silage

Drought Damaged Corn Silage

Frost and Immature Corn Silage



Bunker Silo Cover Alternatives

Ideas On Dry Corn Silage

Impact of crop processing on corn silage utilization by dairy cattle

Managing Forage in Bunk Silos

The Relationship between Corn Grain Yield and Forage Yield: Effect of Moisture, Hybrid and Environment

Understanding and Trouble shooting Silage Preservation Penn State University

Silo and hay mow fires on your farm OMAFRA

Deciding on a silage storage type University of Wisconsin

How to handle seepage from farm silos OMAFRA

Deterioration of Concrete Tower Silos OMAFRA

Tower Silo Capacities OMAFRA

Managing Forage in Bunk Silos University of Wisconsin

Packing and Covering Bunker Silos OMAFRA

You Can't Judge a Buker Silo by its Cover University of Wisconsin


Forage Harvesting & Storage

Dry Hay

Drying Forage for Hay and Haylage

Making and Storing Quality Hay

Quality Hay Production

Large Baler Research and Storage Ideas

Minimizing Losses in Hay Storage and Feeding

Big Bale Storage Losses; how different options stack up

Dry Round Hay Bale Storage Costs

Net Wrap or Twine?

Silo and Hay Mow Fires on your Farm

Spontaneous Combustion and Hay Fires


General Publications about Harvesting and Storage

Using a Microwave Oven to Determine Forage Moisture

Cutting, Conditioning & Raking For Faster Hay Drying

Effectiveness of Equipment to Speed Hay Drying

The Long and Short of Alfalfa Cutting Height

Hay & Silage Publications

Choosing Forage Storage Facilities

Estimating the Weight of Forage in a Forage Wagon

Feeding Losses and Forage Storage System Costs

Grain and Hay Windrowers and Attachments

Harvesting and Storage Publications

Rain Damage to Forage During Hay and Silage Making

Rakes and Mergers

Working Successfully with a Custom Operator

Adjusting the Conditioning System on a Mower-Conditioner

Bale Moisture - Frequently Asked Questions

Forage Feedlot Losses for Various Storage Systems

Heated Bales: Management and Handling - Frequently Asked Questions

Machinery Designs and Adjustments for Minimized Field Losses

Making Quality Alfalfa Hay

Round Bale Storage Techniques


Large Bale Silage

Maintaining Quality in Large Bale Silage

Recycling Farm Plastic Films

Bale Silage

Bale Silage - Frequently Asked Questions

Baleage Tips

Harvesting and Storing Large Bale Haylage

Heat Damage in Silage and Hay

Large Round Bale Silage

Making Quality Silage Bales

Successful Wrapping and Storage of Square Bales

Wide Swath Haylage

Wrap up Savings


Preservatives and Inoculants

Anhydrous Ammonia for Legume-Grass Silage

Hay Desiccants and Preservatives

Improving Lower Quality Dry Forages By Ammoniation

Inoculants for Legume-Grass Silage

Adding Enzymes to Silage

Lactobacillus buchneri for Silage Aerobic Stability

Microbial Inoculants for Silage

Preserving Baled Hay with Organic Acids

Preventing Mouldy Hay Using Propionic Acid


Time of Harvest

Predicting Alfalfa Quality Using PEAQ

Predicting Neutral Detergent Fiber Using Plant Height and Maturity (PEAQ)

Cutting Management of Alfalfa, Red Clover, and Birdsfoot Trefoil

Red Clover Harvest Management


Tower and Bunker Silos

You Can't Judge a Bunker Silo by its Cover

When a Bunker is Better (silage)

Understanding and Trouble Shooting Silage Preservation

Storing Forage in Piles

Silage Pile Dimension Calculator

Silage Pile Capacity Calculator

Preventing Silage Storage Losses

Packing & Covering Bunker Silos

Managing Forage In Tower Silos

Management of Bunker Silos and Silage Piles

Factors Affecting Bunker Silo Densities

Drive-Over Silage Pile Construction

Deciding on a Silage Storage Type

Bunker Silo Facers - worth the investment?

Tower Silo Capacities

How to Handle Seepage From Farm Silos


Forage Marketing

Buying and Selling Hay and Straw

Horse Hay as a Cash Crop?

Michigan Hay Seller's List

eHay Weekly newsletter

Hay Cost of Production Worksheet

Wisconsin Tested Hay Auctions

Equivalent Purchase Price/Ton of Hay & Haylage at Various Moisture Levels

Factors to Consider When Marketing Hay

USDA Weekly Hay Price Reports

Buying and Selling Alfalfa Hay

Economics of Alfalfa and Corn Silage Rotations

Guide to Evaluating Hay

Index to Information on Hay Marketing