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Resources for Hay Production:
"Endophyte Toxins in Grass Seed Fields and Straw. EM 8598. August, 2003."
Endophyte levels for some Oregon grown grasses are available on a list prepared by three OSU Extension Crop Science faculty. The list was updated in 2006.
Be Aware of Endophyte When Using Grass Seed Straw to Replace Hay in Livestock Feed.
"Haymaking on the westside. EB 1897." A publication on conserving hay in western Washington and western Oregon written by Steven Fransen and Michael Hackett of Washington State University.
"Oregon Grass Straw" - an affordable forage resource for winter feeding programs. 1999. Randy Dovel, Tim DelCurto and Gene Pirelli.
Agriculture Fiber Association publication. Available only from the. Please call to ask for a copy.
RAIN DAMAGED HAY: This is a link to an article written by Mike Mehren, Ph.D. who is a livestock agent in Hermiston, Oregon. The article contains information on nutrient loss and the danger of storing wet hay in a shed or barn.