Pastures and Pasture Management

Useful publications on a variety of pasture management subjects:


Oregon Forage and Grasslands Council:

Management of Livestock Operations During Drought:


 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

Soil Acidity in Oregon: Understanding and Using Concepts for Crop Production, EM 9061

 Applying Lime to Raise Soil pH for Crop Production (Western Oregon), EM 9057

Post-harvest Soil Nitrate Testing for Manured Cropping Systems West of the Cascades,

EM 8832


Wild Barley Project in Clackamas County


Pasture Management During Critical Periods (narrated by Gene Pirelli)



Oregon State University 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:

"Winter Cutworm"  NEW 2016

"Annual Cover Crop Options for Grazing and Haying"

"Selenium Supplementation Strategies for Livestock in Oregon"

"Selenium Fertilization to Prevent Selenium Deficiency"

"High Rates of Selenium Supplement for Sheep"

"Summer and Fall Pasture Management"

"Pasture and Hayland Renovation for Western Washington and Oregon. EB 1870."

"Early Spring Forage Production for Western Oregon Pastures. EM 8852-E. January, 2004." 

Tansy Ragwort Control  *New changes 2012*

Attracting Birds of Prey for Rodent Control,  EC 1641

Strategies for Efficient Irrigation Water Use, EM 8783

Business Management Guide for Grazers  by Shannon K. Williams and C. Wilson Gray UICE; At this URL:


New requirements for planting crucifer crops in the Willamette Valley for both seed and forage

Rangelands and Natural Resources

Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest

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.