Pastures and Pasture Management

True Armyworm
True Armyworm
Pasture
Useful publications on a variety of pasture management subjects:

 

PNW Weed Management Handbook:

Information on herbicides registered for pasture and hayland weed control and also control of problem weeds.  Look under Contents for the pasture and hayland section.  Link

 

Toxic Plants in Pasture and Hay: Link

 

True Armyworm: see photo above

There are many reports that the True Armyworm is damaging Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass seed fields.  You may want to check Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass pastures and hayfields at this time for any sign of damage or infestation.

Key characters:

1) Several alternating dark and light stripes along body

1-2 thicker yellow-orange bands running along each side of body from head to tail.

2) Look at the black triangles or marks on four abdominal prolegs

 

Grasshopper: Link

Winter Cutworm:  Link

Oregon Forage and Grasslands Council:  http://www.oregonforage.org/

Management of Livestock Operations During Drought:

http://rangelandwatersheds.ucdavis.edu/main/drought.html

 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

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

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Wild Barley Project in Clackamas County

VIDEO

Pasture Management During Critical Periods (narrated by Gene Pirelli)

 

PUBLICATIONS

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:


OTHER RESOURCES

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.

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