Hay and Silage Crop Management
Topics and Articles
  • Species and Varieties
  • Forage Management
  • Fertilization and Nutrient Management
  • Forage Pest and Weed Management
  • Harvest, Utilization and Quality
  • Poisonous Plants and Animal Disorders
  • Economics and Data Management
  • Research Reports 
    Links to Other Forage Sites

    2009 Vermont Forage Conference Proceedings  
    2008 Vermont Forage Conference Proceedings

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    Topics and Articles 

    Species and Varieties  Back to top

    Crop Variety Information Links

    Characteristics of Forage and Pasture Species Grown in Vermont

    Description and Seeding Rates for Forage Plants Growing in Vermont

    Interpreting Hay and Pasture Mixture Seed Tags

    Identification Guide for Forage Legumes Grown in the Northeast  - a two page table of pictures and diagrams to help in the identification of the major forage legumes grown in the Northeast

    Identification Guide for Forage Grasses Grown in the Northeast   - a four page table of pictures and diagrams to help in the identification of the major forage grasses grown in the Northeast  Updated in 2014

    Forage Plant Identification  - a power point presentation at the 08 VT Grazing Conference

    Forage Species Identification - a link to an excellent site from Purdue

    Birdsfoot Trefoil As a Grazing or Hay Crop

    Forage Management  Back to top

    Evaluating and Managing Forage Stands for Winter Injury

    Vermont Evaluation of Cool Season Grass Varieties for Date of Heading

    Managing Flood Damaged Crops and Forages from Tropical Storm Irene

    Late Season Forage Plantings

    Fertilization and Nutrient Management  Back to top

    Phosphorus and Potassium for Alfalfa-Grass Forages -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Managing High K Forages for the Dry Cow

    Optimizing Manure and Nitrogen Fertilizer Applied to Grass Hay Crops -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Nutrient Recommendations for Field Crops in Vermont

    Forage Pest and Weed Management  Back to top

    Brown Root Rot in Alfalfa

    Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa

    Managing Smooth Bedstraw in Forage Crops

    Blue-green algae in farm ponds -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Wild Chervil -(requires Adobe Reader

    Ergot Problems in 2007 

    Armyworms on Corn and Grass Forage


    Harvest, Utilization and Quality  Back to top

    Predicting Quality of the First Harvest of Cool Season Grasses and Grass/Alfalfa Mixtures Grown for Hay and Silage

    What's The Value of High Quality Forage?   

    Forage Quality Terms and Explanations

    Calculating Forage Yield on Vermont Farms 

    Mycotoxins In Silage: A Silent Loss In Profits

    Inoculants for Haylage and Corn Silage

    Sensory Evaluation of Hay for Quality

    Evaluating Hay for Quality - a presentation

    Summary of Haycrop Silage Quality Lab Results for 2005

    Summary of Forage Quality Lab Results - 2006

    Poisonous Plants and Animal Disorders 
    Plant Poisoning of Livestock in Vermont (a large pdf fact sheet that may take a little time to download)

    Poisonous Plants for Livestock- Cornell

    Economics and Data Management   

    What's The Value of High Quality Forage?  

    Manure Value Calculator and Breakeven Hauling Worksheet    pdf Worksheet

    2013 Machinery Custom Rates (Pennsylvania)
      


    Research Reports 


    Improving the viability of dairy farms through advanced forage selection

    Enhancing Nectar Production with Clover - Innovative Methods to Utilize Alsike and White Clover in Vermont Hayfields

    Predicting Quality of the First Harvest of Cool Season Grasses and Grass/Alfalfa Mixtures Grown for Hay and Silage

    Evaluation of Cool Season Grass Varieties for Date of Heading

    Improving Alfalfa Longevity Stressed by Clover Root Curculio (CRC), Fusarium oxysporum and Winter Injury

    Benefits Assessment of Fungicide Usage for Management of Foliar Diseases in Alfalfa

    Liquid Manure on Grass Hay to Improve Nutrient Use Efficiency, Yields and Quality

    The Use of Dairy Compost on Grass Hay

    Yield And Quality Of Cool Season Grass As Affected By Semi-Solid Manure And Fertilizer N Applications

    Effect of the timing of dairy manure application on nutrient leaching losses under corn and grass

    1998 Soybean Demonstration Trial - Soybean Production and Quality for Silage (requires Adobe Reader)


    Links 

    The Vermont Crops and Soils Homepage provides these linkages for your access to more information, but we do not necessarily agree nor endorse all the information and ideas that you may find on some of these links.

    Penn State Forage Site
    Cornell Forage-Livestock Systems
    University of Wisconsin Forage Research and Extension
    Wisconsin Extension Team Forage Web Page
    Kansas State University Forage Preservation and Ruminant Nutrition
    Un. of New Hampshire Extension Site
    West Virginia Forage-Livestock Systems
    Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
    American Forage & Grassland Council
    The US Dairy Forage Research Center

    NY Forage Yield Testing Program
    Penn State Forage Species and Variety Trials
    Forage Species Selection in New York State
    Minnesota Forage Variety Trials
    Wisconsin Variety Trials


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