Pasture and Forages

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Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center Forage Species Demonstration Plot Map

Here is the map of the species planted in the SOREC Forage Demonstration Plots. Come visit 569 Hanley Rd in Central Point and check out forage species which can be grown in the region. Questions? Contact Gordon Jones - SOREC General Agriculture Extension

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Greener Pastures: Improving Forage Production

Every summer we see many of our fields dry up and turn brown. We think about the previous season’s forage and wonder if we could have done better. The anticipation of fall rains brings thoughts of improving on what we have. What should we do?

By Shelby Filley, | Article

Grass is King: Protect the Crown

The largest agricultural commodity in Oregon is grass. We grow grass for lawns, turf, pastures, hay, straw, and seed for home use and export. Forages (grasses and legumes) are an important source of livestock feed, and because our area has a high production capacity, we have a competitive advantage over other parts of the world that depend heavily on imported hay and grains to raise livestock. Our forage is a renewable resource – but only if we manage it correctly.

By Shelby Filley, | Article

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Is smoke stunting pasture growth?

I'm noting a reduction in the growth of our grass in the pasture. It has slowed down noticeably over the past month. This slowdown is more than normal due to increased temperatures of August. I was wondering if the smoke is having a filtering effect on the light that reaches the ground, particularly...

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