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Information on choosing the best species and varieties of forage crops, including corn and hay. Tips on extending the grazing season, legal considerations in seed use and forage mixtures to minimize deer damage.
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2020 Pennsylvania Forage Conference
2020 Pennsylvania Forage Conference - News News
The 2020 Pennsylvania Forage Conference will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Dauphin County Extension Office. More
2019 Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Trial Results Available!
2019 Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Trial Results Available! - News News
The 2019 Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Trial Results are now available on the Penn State Extension website. More
Sacrifice pastures allow livestock to be confined to one area of the farm during winter feeding to help to reduce pasture damage to all other pastures on the operation. (Credit: Jessica Williamson)
Reducing Pasture Damage During Winter Feeding - Articles Articles

Reducing Pasture Damage During Winter Feeding

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Winter feeding can cause severe pasture degradation. Taking action to prevent as much damage as possible can help reduce erosion and encourage forage regrowth in the spring. More
Les Vough, judge, selects the Section I Grand Champion at the 2019 Pennsylvania Hay Show held at Ag Progress Days.
2019 Pennsylvania Hay Show Recap and Results - News News
The Hay Show was held at Ag Progress Days and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council. Despite the variable and challenging weather for the start of the 2019 hay season, we had 62 entries. More
Rotating livestock frequently can help reduce pasture damage during wet seasons.
Preventing Pasture Damage During Prolonged Periods of Wet Weather - Articles Articles
Managing pastures during extended wet periods and after heavy rains can be a challenge. Steps to prevent further damage and repair existing damage are presented in the article. More
Soybean Management Workshop and Herbicide Demonstration
Soybean Management Workshop and Herbicide Demonstration - Workshops Workshops
Soybean growers are invited to join us for this informative workshop and demonstration. More
New growth on alfalfa. Credit: Creative Commons CC0; Pixabay.com
Cutting Height in Forages: How Low Can You Go? - Articles Articles
Want to harvest higher quality forages, have better regrowth and stand longevity? Take a look at your cutting height. More
Conditioning rolls on a discbine (Dwane Miller, Penn State Extension)
Adjust Your Mower-Conditioner Before You Head to the Field - Articles Articles
There are several adjustments you should check before you begin cutting hay in spring. More
Pastured dairy cows. Credit: Sjoerd Duiker
It’s Time to Make Plans for Pasture Management - News News
Penn State Extension Pasture Workshops remind growers to make management decisions now for improving forages. More
Maximizing Spring Green-Up on Pasture
Maximizing Spring Green-Up on Pasture - Videos Videos

Maximizing Spring Green-Up on Pasture

Nicole Santangelo

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Pasture Management is a year-round activity. Getting the most forage from our pastures requires attention to spring green-up. More
The Penn State Agronomy Guide
The Penn State Agronomy Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

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The Agronomy Guide provides comprehensive information on crop, soil, and pest management for farms of all sizes. More
Tall Fescue poses a threat to grazing broodmares. Photo: Danielle N. Smarsh, Ph.D
Tall Fescue: Potential Problem for Pregnant Broodmares - Articles Articles
While tall fescue is not harmful to most horses, pregnant broodmares can develop fescue toxicosis if they eat endophyte-infected tall fescue. More
New growth on alfalfa. Photo credit: Creative Commons CC0; Pixabay.com
Assessing Your Alfalfa Stand this Spring - Articles Articles

Assessing Your Alfalfa Stand this Spring

乐动体育注册 Dwane Miller

As alfalfa breaks dormancy this spring, take time to evaluate the condition of your stand. Is it good enough to keep? More
Pasture Workshop
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Improve pasture growth, learn tricks on controlling weeds and getting the most out of the grazing season. More
Sheep grazing in pasture. Credit: Creative Commons CC0; Pixabay.com
Frost Seeding Time is Here - Articles Articles
Are your pastures looking a little thin? Now is the time to consider frost seeding as an option to thicken forage stands. More
Frost Seeding of Pastures
Frost Seeding of Pastures - Articles Articles
Are your pastures looking a little thin? Read about frost seeding as an option to thicken forage stands. More
Photo credit: Jessica Williamson
Extending the Grazing Season Using Brassicas - News News
Brassicas can be an excellent alternative to perennial pastures and a good option available to extend the grazing season longer into the fall. More
Summer is a Critical Time to Watch for Poisonous Plants in Pastures
Summer is a Critical Time to Watch for Poisonous Plants in Pastures - Articles Articles
Horses, cattle, sheep, and goats will generally avoid poisonous plants. More
2017 Pennsylvania Hay Show Recap and Results 2017 Pennsylvania Hay Show Recap and Results - News
The 2017 Pennsylvania Hay Show was a successful event, held in the Harrington Building during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days. More
2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial
2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial - Articles Articles
Results of the Penn State 2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial located at the Penn State Agronomy Farm, Centre County. More
Understanding seed legal issues is critical to avoid legal problems.
Legal Considerations in Seed Use - News News
Understanding Legal Protections and Potential Liabilities Associated with Seed Use in Pennsylvania. More
Perennial Forages Common to the Mid-Atlantic Region
Perennial Forages Common to the Mid-Atlantic Region - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
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A guide to forage crop identification, adaptation, and management. More
Forage Mixtures to Minimize Deer Damage
Forage Mixtures to Minimize Deer Damage - Articles Articles
The use of orchardgrass minimizes deer feeding and provides the greatest yields. More
Identifying Common Pennsylvania Grasses
Identifying Common Pennsylvania Grasses - Articles Articles
Grass identification tips and techniques. More
Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania
Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania

乐动体育注册 Dennis Calvin, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of double-cropping corn following hay and to provide some recommendations for improving the success rate of the practice. More