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Living on the Land: Guide to Growing Cover Crops

This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on how to grow cover crops. Use the button below to download this publication as a PDF. Listen to the Living on the Land podcast ...

Brian Tuck | Jan 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog

Soil pH and pasture productivity

A look at the cost effectiveness of liming coastal ryegrass pastures.

Troy Downing | May 2009 | Article

Nutrient Management Guide for Dryland and Irrigated Alfalfa in the Inland Northwest

This full-color illustrated guide for optimizing alfalfa production according to the growing conditions common throughout Idaho and east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington provides specific recommendations for all critical nutrients.

Apr 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

Soil Improvement and Cover Crop Resources for Small Farms

Even though different soils have some properties that cannot be changed, such as texture, soil quality can be improved by implementing good management strategies. Soils can be improved for water holding capacity, drainage, structure,...

Apr 2018 | Collection

Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 27, 2018 | News Story

Orchardgrass Seed: Western Oregon—West of Cascades Fertilizer Guide

Based on soil test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for orchardgrass seed in western Oregon.

Jan 2000 | OSU Extension Catalog

Crimson Clover, Vetch, Field Peas: Western Oregon—West of Cascades Fertilizer Guide

Based on soil test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for crimson clover, vetch, and field peas in western Oregon.

David Hannaway | Jan 2000 | OSU Extension Catalog

Manure Application Rates for Forage Production

Explains step-by-step how to estimate the amount of manure to apply for forage production, using application rates based on soil tests and growing conditions in western Oregon. Provides examples of estimating manure amounts for ...

Dan Sullivan, Troy Downing | Jul 2007 | OSU Extension Catalog

Nutrient Management for Pastures: Western Oregon and Western Washington

Describes nutrient management practices for pastures to produce forage as a main feed source for western Oregon and Washington livestock.

Dan Sullivan, Gene Pirelli, Amber Moore, Shelby Filley, Melissa Fery | Jan 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

OSU Organic Fertilizer & Cover Crop Calculator: Predicting Plant-available Nitrogen

Describes the OSU Organic Fertilizer & Cover Crop Calculator and using it to predict plant-available nitrogen.

Clare Sullivan, Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Nick Andrews | May 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog