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Pastures and Pasture Management
Useful publications on a variety of pasture management subjects:
The comprehensive resource for anyone who manages livestock on pastures in the Northwest, this 208-page book offers pasture managers information and tools to enable their pastures and their livestock to reach their maximum production potentials. Seventeen chapters proceed from planning to budgeting.
SOIL SAMPLING AND NUTRIENT INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS FOR PASTURES
|Phosphorus & Potassium Soil Tests|
|Pastures: Western Oregon & Western Washington, Fertilizer Guide 63|
|Liming Coastal Pastures|
|Evaluating Soil Nutrients and pH by Depth EM 9014|
|Fertilizer and Lime Materials, Fertilizer Guide 52|
Pasture Management During Critical Periods (narrated by Gene Pirelli)
Who's Coming to Dinner? A video description of how animals graze and the type of forage they prefer to eat.
OSU research has paved the way for livestock producers to apply selenium with fertilizer in Oregon. This document summarizes the 8 years of research work on selenium fertilization as a way to prevent white muscle disease and reproductive problems associated with a deficiency of selenium in grazing livestock diets:
"Tansy Ragwort Control" EC 1599-E August 2011, Invasive Weeds in Forestland: Tansy Ragwort
It is important to note that not all pasture sticks are exactly the same. Sticks from each state and/or region may vary based on different forage species, production, and growth stages due to climate, elevation, and other factors. Most states and/or regions that have pasture sticks customize them to specifically address their growing conditions.
Contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District or NRCS office for a source of pasture sticks.