Mylen Bohle

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Alfalfa for Beef Cattle

Introduction Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is well known as an excellent source of protein and energy for beef cattle. One ton of alfalfa hay contains as much protein as 2/3 ton of soybean meal and as much digestible energy as 25 bushels of corn (Balliette and Torell, 1993). A beef cow needs high energy hay to regain body weight after calving, produce milk for her ...

Mylen Bohle, David Hannaway | Sep 2019 | Article

Alfalfa soil fertility and fertilization requirements

A productive alfalfa crop removes significant quantities of macronutrients and small amounts of micronutrients from the soil (Table 1). A complete fertilizer program is essential to ensure a highly productive, long-lived stand.

David Hannaway, Mylen Bohle, Daniel Miles, Yitian Lin, Brianna Randow | Sep 2019 | Publication

Oregon Forage Library

The Oregon Forage Library is a collection of hay test results on hay grown around the state. An update to the library is currently in progress. It will contain hay test values found since this publication was written.

Mylen Bohle, Gene Pirelli, Willie Riggs, Shelby Filley, Diane Carrol, Mark Keller | Oct 2018 | Publication

2003 Grass Hay Species and Variety Trial, 2004-2007 Three-Cut Harvest Management Results

Cutting yield results at the COARC for orchardgrass, reed canarygrass, tall fescue, prairiegrass, Alaskan brome, mountain brome, California brome, Timothy, meadow brome, Kentucky Bluegrass, smooth brome, and others.

Mylen Bohle, Rhonda Bafus Simmons | Oct 2006 | Fact Sheet

Poisonous Plants Commonly Found in Pastures

Pastures often contain weeds that are potentially dangerous to livestock. The toxic compounds in plants are usually a defense mechanism against predation and have a distinct, unpleasant odor or a bitter taste and are not preferentially grazed. Consumption of unpalatable plants will increase under some circumstances, primarily if other forage is not available. Understanding the dangers and various management strategies to control toxic plants will reduce the risk to your livestock.

Mylen Bohle, David Hannaway, Andy Hulting, Karin Neff | Apr 2018 | Collection

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