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Content by Tom Silberstein

Fine Fescue Seed: Western Oregon—West of Cascades Fertilizer Guide

Recommends fertilizer rates for fine fescue seed in western Oregon based on soil test results for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, micronutrients, lime, calcium, and magnesium.

By Tom Silberstein | OSU Extension Catalog

Postharvest Residue Management for Grass Seed Production in Western Oregon

This publication incorporates 20 years of field research by OSU faculty comparing two grass-seed residue management methods: full straw load (straw is chopped and left on the field) and clean nonthermal (straw is baled and removed from the field). Comparison includes discussion of seed yield and...

By Tom Silberstein, Andy Hulting, Nicole Anderson | OSU Extension Catalog

Using Seed Moisture as a Harvest Management Tool

This video demonstrates how to sample for seed moisture content in grass seed crops. The video is a companion to OSU Extension publication EM 9012.

By Tom Silberstein, Nicole Anderson | OSU Extension Catalog

Using Seed Moisture as a Harvest Management Tool

Seed moisture content is the most reliable indicator of seed maturity and harvest timing in grass seed crops. There are two significant times during harvest that knowledge of seed moisture is critical: at swathing and at combining. Swathing within the correct range of seed moisture content will...

By Tom Silberstein | OSU Extension Catalog

Annual Ryegrass Grown for Seed (Western Oregon) Nutrient Management Guide

Discusses nutrient management and fertilizer recommendations for lime, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chloride, and micronutrients on annual ryegrass grown for seed. Includes discussion of research and explanation of nutrient management recommendations.

By Tom Silberstein | OSU Extension Catalog

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