We evaluated the production practices of clientele who use our OSU Extension program information to properly test soil and follow OSU guidelines for fertilizing pastures, and compared that to the standard practices they used prior to using OSU program information to guide their fertilizer applications. The goal of this evaluation is to determine whether our programs lead to ...
Forages are a critical part of farming and ranching, and a large variety of grasses and legumes are available for planting in our fields. The more we know about these forages, the better we can choose what we grow and manage it for grazing livestock or hay production. Understanding scientific names botanists give plants can help us keep track of the different forages.
A look at the cost effectiveness of liming coastal ryegrass pastures.
Based on soil test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for orchardgrass seed in western Oregon.
Based on soil test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for crimson clover, vetch, and field peas in western Oregon.
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 perennial crops and annual crops. Describes how to check application rates for silage corn using the pre-sidedress soil nitrate test (PSNT), interpret P and...
Describes nutrient management practices for pastures to produce forage as a main feed source for western Oregon and Washington livestock.
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.
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.
This collection has information on soil testing and ferilizing, renovation. forage management , hay, irrigation, feeding values, forage types, forage anti-quality factors, leasing pastures and more.